Happy soup month!
It just so happens that January 8th is English toffee day. It also happens that english toffee isn’t something you can just pick up at 7 eleven whlie running off to work. With that being said, January is soup month. This is how I celebrated today.
At work there is a daily soup served in the cafateria. It is typically a traditional Chinese style soup but they do make western soups from time to time. Today’s soup is a double-boiled pork shank soup with lotus leaf and winter melon. On the nose, all you get is the pork aromatics. It’s upon tasting the soup that the magic really happens.
The lotus leaf adds a deepness and a slightly bitter taste while the winter melon adds viscosity and sweetness rounding off a well balanced soup.
When people are asked, “What is your comfort food”? The number one response is soup. What soup is comforting you this January?