The most controversial soup around


Shark fin soup

This here is shark fin soup. I know it’s not a very politically correct soup, but as a purveyor of odd foods, I had to try it at least once. Despite its primarily Chinese origin and popularity, it is available all throughout Asia. it is very common in high class restaurants and around Chinatowns. We got this one at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is extremely expensive. The cheapest bowl with one bite of the lowest quality shark fin starts out at a couple dollars, but to get a larger bowl with better quality you can spend much more, even into the hundreds of dollars for this soup.

Of course, being the cheapskate that I am, I ordered the smallest bowl. I found it to be not bad, but nothing special. Rather bland with the thickish, eggy broth that is common in these expensive Chinese soups. Maybe next time I need to upgrade, but, from what I’ve heard, it had the general taste I was expecting. Other preparations might be tastier, but I don’t see it really being worth the expense. Or maybe I should be looking at it from the perspective that I paid for its supposed medicinal value?

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