Chao Liangyu Zhusun Mian

Noodle Soup With Catfish And Bamboo Shoots

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 2 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty


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By Ken Hom

Published 1990

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Fish provides much of the animal protein in the traditional Chinese diet. Whenever possible, a family or certainly a cooperative farm will have its own fish pond. While many varieties are raised, a very popular variety is catfish.

One evening in Hangzhou, I particularly enjoyed this hot soup of catfish with bamboo shoots in a sauce over noodles. It is a perfect quick meal and is a standard item in food stalls: the chicken broth is already prepared, the noodles are ready fo