One of the nights, my family had a "black meal". You see, all the dishes we had with white rice, were all "black".
Tadah! First black dish - Bak Kut Teh! Look at this black soup. I made this one with pork ribs and chinese mushrooms, plus the ready-made satchets of Klang Bak Kut Teh spices. Quite easy to cook and one of the family's favourite.
Second black dish - Braised Pork. This was made by Mom. It does not look exactly very enticing but many local chinese loved this dish, especially the guys. Chunks of pork (lean and fatty) were braised for an hour or so with black soya sauce and light soya sauce and some aniseed and cinnamon sticks. The longer it is cooked, the more tender the meat will be. The black soya sauce made this dish looked "black".