Ginger soup

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Fresh ginger root
7 cups Water
2 cups Brown sugar
2 cups Glutinous rice flour
\N \N Cold water


1. Slice ginger root thin. Place in a saucepan with water and sugar.

2. Bring to a boil, stirring; then simmer, covered, 15 to 20 minutes.

Discard ginger. Serve the hot liquid in small bowls.

NOTE: Ginger soup is eaten with steamed crabs. It's also eaten as a midnight snack, and served to visitors any time of the day. During the Chinese New Year it's served with dumplings (see below). DUMPLINGS FOR GINGER SOUP:

1. Gradually add enough cold water to 2 cups glutinous rice flour (kneading the mixture) to make a dough that has the consistency and pliability of wet clay.

2. Pinch off about 1 tablespoon of the dough at a time and roll it between the palms of the hands to make a ball. Place on waxed paper.

3. Bring the ginger soup to a boil. Drop the dough balls in and cook 5 minutes over medium heat. To serve: place several dumplings in each bowl.

Ladle the hot soup over.

From <The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook>, ISBN 0-517-65870-4. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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