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A dead simple weeknight soup 苦菜豆腐汤


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In case some of the other recipes mentioned above caught your eye and you want to know more about them, here are links to some previous relevant posts. 


1. Chinese chicken curry served over rice -- 咖喱鸡肉盖饭 -- https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/topic/57573-chinese-chicken-curry-咖喱鸡肉/ 

2. "Smashed" cucumber salad -- 拍黄瓜凉拌 -- https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/topic/53783-another-simple-classic-smashed-cucumber-拍黄瓜/?tab=comments#comment-412400

3. Roast duck from Yiliang -- 宜良烤鸭 -- https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/topic/56489-roast-duck-mango-salad/ 

4. An introduction to tofu in Kunming -- https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/topic/57002-neighborhood-tofu-a-short-practical-tour/

5. Scrambled tofu and eggs -- 豆腐炒鸡蛋 -- https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/topic/56975-sunday-brunch-tofu-and-eggs-豆腐炒鸡蛋/

6. Another way to use kucai -- Stir-fry  Chinese greens with ham -- https://www.chinese-forums.com/forums/topic/54191-stir-fry-chinese-greens-with-ham-苦菜火腿炒饭/?tab=comments#comment-415700

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21 hours ago, abcdefg said:

The soup I'll be showing you today is "poor people food" not something you would find at an imperial banquet or a state dinner for big shots in Beijing. 

 can not agree. check the royal recipe 珍珠翡翠白玉汤. If you like 相声, try to find the 段子 by 刘宝瑞先生.LOL

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Haha! I stand corrected. 


But still, a pot of this "royal" soup, enough to feed two or three people, cost a total of 4 Yuan. (Three Yuan worth of vegetable and 1 Yuan worth of tofu.) 

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