Foodie Friday First: Buddha Jumps Over the Wall

Buddha Jumps Over the Wall: an enticing soup made with a variety of ingredients

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I drank this in Taiwan, and it’s chock-full of seafood and vegetables. Supposedly, it is so tempting that even a Buddhist monk (who is vegetarian) would jump over the wall to eat it–hence the unique name of the dish. However, I actually found there to be too many flavors to really enjoy them all.

Some recipes boast up to thirty ingredients. Here’s an article on how one chef makes his dish. That being said, it’s a great soup when the weather’s cold because it’s so hearty.

On a side note: The classic dish uses shark fin, but because of shark conservation efforts, this is thankfully being phased out.

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