Tag: soup

Chinese bird nest soup

As a boy, I tried a Chinese delicacy called bird nest soup. It was made from the dried saliva of swallows. My mother and other Chinese parents praised this soup to the sky, saying it had excellent health benefits. I dug up a recipe from a century-old cookbook.

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Cook Chinese turtle soup

Do you want to try Chinese turtle soup? I found this old recipe from “The Chinese Cook Book.” It tells you to boil three live turtles, then fry them in “Fun Wine.” This little gem was published in 1917. Here is the recipe mostly verbatim.

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