Hainanese Mutton Soup

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Appears in
Chinese Heritage Cooking

By Christopher Tan and Amy Van

Published 2018

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On Hainan Island, this dish is traditionally enjoyed during the colder winter months for its tonic and warming properties. The authentic Hainanese recipe, made with meat from young animals of the Dongshan goat breed, is a pale, milky hue—the active lifestyle of these agile mountain-living goats is thought to endow their meat with rich amounts of collagen and protein. As the mutton available in Singapore is stronger-tasting and more likely to come from sheep rather than goats, local versions