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