Shark’s Fin with Eggs

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By Ken Hom

Published 1998

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The Chinese written character for ‘shark’s fin’ should also stand for ‘special occasion’. Any recipe involving shark’s fin means a formal banquet in a restaurant or at home, celebrating something special.

In my childhood, we rarely had shark’s fin – it was much too expensive for our limited household budget. But I had an uncle who loved to gamble, and he especially loved the ‘sport of kings’. Whenever one of his long shots came in, we all celebrated by eating shark’s fin. We would e