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Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

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I have  taken to the habit of having Pho at “Pho 79” in Davie, while I wait for the nice Ladies at “Davie Coin Laundry” to take care of one of my lesser liked weekly chores. Both establishments are by far the best of their kind in this area (Ft Lauderdale to the Keys and across to Ft Meyers), so I am really lucky to have found both.
Now to the point :
While the Pho at Pho 79 far outshines any other Pho around here,  if you eat like I do, you will pay the price. Mind you, this is in a strip mall, no decor, no service to speak of, very run down environment and I really only go there to enjoy the Pho, but if I want a decent portion my bill comes to a whopping $24.00 without tip . This includes a diet coke, a large Pho and one portion each of extra noodles, tendon and tripe. While this might sound like a lot, it really isn’t. Yes, there is a huge amount of broth, but inside is a VERY small amount of noodles, a minuscule quantity of paper thin (as it supposed to be sliced) brisket and a tiny (I guess maybe 0.5 oz of each tendon and tripe. The additional side orders are only slightly bigger. So, while all this leaves you full for about one hour, it is mostly broth you consume, excellent prepared food but at a hefty price.
Onward to the solution – making my own tripe and noodle soup, TWO large bowls of soup with LOT”S of noodles, tripe and greens for a total of about $ 8.00 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

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Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

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Pho at PHO 79 :
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pho at PHO   (great taste but as you can see, mostly broth and herbs)

pho at PHO (great taste but as you can see, mostly broth and herbs)

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Preparation of Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup :
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blanch tripe in saltwater 3 times

blanche tripe in saltwater 3 times

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beautiful :-)

beautiful 🙂

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cut into stripes, not too fine so when cooked soft they retain some texture

cut into stripes, not too fine so when cooked soft they retain some texture, cook until almost tender, strain

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finish cooking with chilies, kosher salt, grated ginger and garlic paste, strain, keep hot

finish cooking with chilies, kosher salt, grated ginger and garlic paste, strain, keep hot

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chinese egg noodles

chinese egg noodles

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cook in saltwater for about two minutes, strain, toss with sesame oil

cook in saltwater for about two minutes, strain, toss with sesame oil

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place in serving bowl

place noodles in serving bowl

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top with blanched bok choy

top with blanched bok choy

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beef stock, (for recipe, click here) fortified with star anis, garlic paste, grated ginger and seasoned with salt, pepper and fish sauce

beef stock, (for recipe, click here)
fortified with star anis, garlic paste, grated ginger and seasoned with salt, pepper and fish sauce

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to serve, top noodles with broth, tripe and scallions

to serve, top noodles with broth, tripe and scallions, drizzle with chili oil

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Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

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Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

Chinese Beef Tripe And Egg Noodle Soup With Bok Choy And Chili (Mondongo Chino) (Kuttelsuppe Mit Nudeln)

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Finkenwerder Meeresfrüchte Suppe – Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style



Finkenwerder is part of Hamburg/Germany, famous (culinary wise) for its seafood restaurants. When I was a young cook back in the seventies, I worked part time in one of them (the name escapes me now) The restaurant was very elegant, expensive and beautiful. I remember many of the specialties we cooked there but the one outstanding dish I remember in particular was the
Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe – Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style
A creamy soup made of roux, a bit of tomato paste, seafood stock, cognac and lots of cream, chock-full of mussels, shrimp, cockles( herzmuscheln) and scallops. Pure heaven in a bowl for seafood lovers, then and now 🙂

Saute fine diced onions in butter, add flour to make a blond roux, add a bit of tomato paste, saute another minute, add fish stock and simmer for 15 minutes, add cream and cocnac, simmer another few minutes, season with seasalt and cayenne pepper, add blanched seafodd, carefully stir and remove from heat

Saute fine diced onions in butter, add flour to make a blond roux, add a bit of tomato paste, saute another minute, add fish stock and simmer for 15 minutes, add cream and cocnac, simmer another few minutes, season with sea salt and cayenne pepper, add blanched seafodd, carefully stir and remove from heat. to serve, sprinkle with fresh dill leaves

Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe - Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style

Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe – Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style

Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe - Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style

Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe – Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style

Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe - Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style

Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe – Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style

Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe - Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style

Finkenwerder Meeresfruechte Suppe – Seafood Soup Finkenwerder Style






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Steer Neck Soup

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This  was the perfect dinner for yesterday’s cold evening. First a big bowl of this soup, then outside on the terrace by the lake for a night-cup, wrapped in two blankets and a few glasses of hot “Glühwein mit Schuss” (mulled wine with rum). Great evening 🙂

Bon Appetit !  Life is Good !

Note : If you can not procure steer neck, substitute beef or veal neck. The taste will be slightly less “beefy”

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Steer Neck Soup With Egg And Horseradish

Steer Neck Soup With Egg And Horseradish

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Duck & Glass Vermicelli Soup – Leftover’s Made Into A Feast

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Whenever  I steam meats, seafood or vegetables, I never discard the broth but transform it into a delicious soup or sauce.
When I steamed a duck for “Crispy Fried Duck With Dirty Rice Sticks” a few weeks back, I strained the stock and saved the trimmings from the duck to use for this great soup on the following day.
Below is the result:
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Duck & Glass Vermicelli Soup

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simmer seasoned duck stock with whole chilies for 15 minutes. Add sesame oil. Check/adjust seasoning. Cover glass vermicelli in boiling ware, let steep for 10 minutes, strain

simmer seasoned duck stock with whole chilies for 15 minutes. Add sesame oil. Check/adjust seasoning. Cover glass vermicelli in boiling water, let steep for 10 minutes, strain

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add chopped cabbage, simmer for two minutes

add chopped cabbage, simmer for two minutes

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add vermicelli, diced leftover duck, cilantro and diced red peppers to soup. Bring back to a simmer, remove from heat at once. To serve, sprinkle with more cilantro

add vermicelli, diced leftover duck, cilantro and diced red peppers to soup. Bring back to a simmer, remove from heat at once. To serve, sprinkle with more cilantro

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Duck & Glass Vermicelli Soup

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Duck & Glass Vermicelli Soup

Duck & Glass Vermicelli Soup

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