Roasted Duck Salted Egg Bok Choy Soup 燒鴨鹹蛋白菜湯
There's nothing quite like soup. Especially for the Chinese. Soup is like life sustaining nectar to the Chinese. When I was a little girl we had a soup everyday with dinner. As part of a Chinese family meal of say four different chinese dishes and one soup. We always had the soup last of all, as my 爸爸 did not like us to drink soup while eating. When the rice was all done (and the rice had to be eaten down to the last grain!) we could then use the soup ladle to help ourselves to a bowl of lovely savory soup to finish our dinner. Yum, yum... I can picture it right now: our little family tightly crowded around that dinner table...the three kids fighting over this and that...媽媽 telling us to be quiet...奶奶 bringing over dish after dish hot from the stove...爸爸 quiet and waiting for his rice to cool. What a precious thing it is to have food memories!
Nowadays, we're much more lazy about soup (even though in our hearts we long for soup) because, well, it's another dish, another stove going, etc. So it is that this Roasted Duck Salted Egg Bok Choy Soup, or 燒鴨鹹蛋白菜湯, has become a favorite soup for us. It's easy, quick, super tasty and provides you with not only a deliciously savory soup but also a meat and vegetable dish for your Chinese family style dinner. Two dishes in one!