I always love watching my mom as she prepares a larger meal, usually on Thursdays. These are usually my days of learning how to cook different meals and also to truly appreciate all the time, effort, and different components that are put into a dish. Today's menu:
Spicy Sour Soup
First of all, she pan fried a fish just to get the outside a little crispy and the meat inside mostly cooked. It is better to use a fattier fish (like salmon) in order to bring even more flavour to the soup!
There are actually a lot of ingredients that went into the soup that I don't remember. The sourness comes from a type of seasoning that I can only really name in Chinese, my apologies. However, the later pictures will show what other vegetables we put into the soup!
Here is the fish taken out of the soup after it was left in there to boil for a few minutes!
The soup: Okra, tomatoes, pineapple, bean sprouts, and another vegetable whose name I honestly do not know.
"It was all there - the old flavours I knew, the beautiful salt, the sweet, the excellent taste." - Chang Rae Lee, Coming Home Again