Have you ever had that feeling when you crave for light, clear, luscious soup especially after a fattening dinner the previous night? As Beijing temperature gets cooler each day and the nights become longer, one can’t help but love all types of soup to get warmed from the inside out. But before I get to that soup recipe here’s how I got inspired to cook it in the 1st place.
Below is what we had for a quick lunch in a cheap local fast-food that we call the Chinese version of KFC. Not that it’s a chicken food chain but because its logo, named Mr. Li if I am not mistaken, looks like Colonel Sanders. Anyways, I wasn’t that happy with my beef in black pepper sauce but I love that small bowl of fish and shrimp ball soup. As you can see, one of those even has meat filling! Honestly, that soup was scrumptious.
So I thought about making my own version. Supermarkets here sell great-tasting shrimp balls not to mention the fact that I was too lazy to make them from scratch so I just bought a packetful of it, few grams of fresh shrimps and a bunch of petchay. The basic idea is to have clear, flavorful onion soup that would taste divine and be comforting in such a cold day.
If you wanna make your own fish or shrimp balls… click this.