Shark Fin Soup

Yue Chi Tong

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Appears in
Eileen Yin-fei Lo's New Cantonese Cooking

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1988

  • About

The dorsal fin of the shark has long been considered a luxury food in China. Important banquets always include a shark fin dish, usually a soup, although shark fin is also cooked with braised vegetables. In Canton and Hong Kong, where it is particularly prized, shark fin is available in many grades based on quality and rarity, and the shark fin is prepared in a long and often tedious soaking and steaming process. But shark fin is also available already processed and dried, and it is not dif