Vietnamese Hot-and-Sour Soup of Duck and Bamboo Shoots

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Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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Hot and sour make up the favourite combination for all savoury cooking in Southeast Asia. This is certainly so in soups – everyone knows the Thai tom yam. There are hot-and-sour soups in China, in Myanmar (though they don’ t like it too hot there), in the Philippines and Indonesia. They don’t always use the word ‘soup’, however. What follows, for example, is a one-bowl meal to feed an entire family from a single duck. In the original, the whole duck was chopped up and boiled, bones and all,