Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dried Beancurd Pork Barley Soup - Fu Jook Tong

I think this is the best soup I ever made! This was the first time I made it and I think I nailed it! I wish I can say the same of all my dishes. The results vary a lot especially when working with new ingredients. I love this soup and all its wonderful ingredients. Chinese soup is so enjoyable and simple to make.
Ingredients: A
  • pork neck - parboil first
  • dried shitake mushroom - soak until soft
  • gingko nuts
  • pearl barley
  • garlic
Ingredient: B
  • dried bean curd sticks -break into desire size ( i like it 1-2") break into bits for creamy texture - soak until soft.
In pot of boiling water add ingredients A, bring to boil again then let it simmer for 20 minutes.
Add * B , the softened beancurd sticks (skin, sheets - there so many variations, looks like a stick and I will call it a stick)
Simmer for 30 mins on low flame.

Seasoning : salt , white pepper , and oyster sauce.
First taste..starts with the bold flavors from the pork and mushroom, then you get the great textures of the barley and gingko nuts and finally a creamy finish with the soy bean curd, some of it melted in the soup.
How lovely ..

This is actually also a base for a very popular dessert,
just remove the pork, mushroom, garlic
and add rock sugar!


Muggletonian said...

Why not call a stick a stick, I say! This sounds so straightforward and good. I love barley and think it's underused and underrated.

hungrysmurf said...

Wowee! This is truly inspiring. Maybe Annie and I will make it this weekend! I LOVE ginko nuts! I especially love it at the yakitori restaurant when they skewer the nuts, roast it over charcoal and brush it with sweet soy. mmmmm

biggiefood said...

wow i havent' had this soup for so long! mmmmmm

MaryMoh said...

I would really love this dish. I love bean curd sticks but so disappointed that the recent packet that I bought wouldn't get soft!!

Belinda @zomppa said...

I think my parents would adore you. This is something they'd like but I've never attempted. You make it sound (and look) so good.

~Lisa~ said...

Very nicely done. I love soups, Especially Chinese soups. Thanks for sharing.

Biren said...

Some of my favorite ingredients in this soup. I make a similar version with peanuts.

Magic of Spice said...

Great recipe:) Love that this has barley...