Thursday, February 19, 2009
Teochew Tai Chi Chicken Soup
The menu at Teochew Restaurant listed this in English as a rather odd-sounding "Tai-Chi Mould (Kung-Fu Dish)," but I don't think this had anything to do with what sounded like two forms of martial arts. Instead, Tai-Chi was in reference to the yin and yang symbol (taijitu), whereas Kung-Fu, from what I gathered, was simply in reference to the "highly skilled" process required to make it...like gongfu tea.
Anyway, this basically turned out to be a spinach soup with some kind of chicken puree stuff floating on top to give it the contrasting colors; the two got mixed together before serving. This was also an example of a geng, or a Chinese soup with a thick consistency and savory taste that I enjoy.
So this bowl ended up being a delight to drink, even if I realized the hard way that this "small" size was really meant for a family rather than a single serving like I was led to believe. Then again, at S$15 (US$10), I sure would have hoped that it was bigger than a single serving.
Digested at 9:13 PM
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