Monday, February 6, 2012

Hua Sheng Tang

I was only in Xiamen for a few hours between train rides, but I managed to get some great eating done during that time. One of the highlights was the Hua Sheng Tang (花生汤) (peanut soup). Different shops have their own recipes, but in general you can expect exactly what the name suggests--a peanut soup.

When I ordered my hua sheng tang, the vendor cracked a raw egg into the bowl before ladling in the soup. Due to the heat of the soup, the egg was quickly cooked (mostly). The soup was full of flavor, and a mix of different textures, from the soft peanuts to the viscous soup base to the slimy, chewy drips of egg.  It was the tiniest bit sweet, and really quite delicious.  This is a must-try if you are in Xiamen.

Goopy, yet delicious.


Unknown said...

feel sorry for you only spending so little time in Xiamen, there is definitely so many yummy street food!!!!!!!

Tracy Chen said...

Have you ever try Herbal jelly in Fujian?

Frank Kasell said...

No, I don't think so. I'm sorry to have missed it!

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