Imperial-Style Golden Seafood Soup

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Appears in
New Beijing Cuisine

By Jereme Leung

Published 2010

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Tan Chu was perhaps the most famous courtyard chef of the Qing Dynasty, and his elegant culinary style spawned a school of cooking now called Tan Jia Cai (Tan Family Cuisine). His recipes have been adapted over the years by chefs across China. I tried a version of the Tan Jia Cai Imperial-style Golden Seafood Soup at a tiny, atmospheric little restaurant in Beijing called Gao Yao Xiao Ju. The chef was a disciple from Tan Jia Cai, and dusty photos of old officials, China’s f