Din Tai Fung is my favorite Chinese restaurant. The food quality at Din Tai Fung is consistently good.
Out of 10 of My Favorite Din Tai Fung Dishes, I want to put the spotlight on Steamed Chicken Soup. Everytime I order this soup, I am always amazed how such a clear soup can have such depth of flavor.
I decided to try to make this soup at home. After trying a few times, I realize this soup is not as difficult to make as I imagined and it can be easily made at home.
I present to you:
Din Tai Fung’s Steamed Chicken Soup (Home-Cook Recipe)
- 2 drumsticks, chopped into small pieces (IMPORTANT: make sure to use fresh chicken, not frozen chicken)
- 2 stalks of scallion/green onion, wash and cut into short stalks
- 7 slices of ginger
- 2 tablespoons rice wine
- 1 teaspoon salt
Let’s start cooking:
- Fill a small pot half with water, put in chopped drumsticks and 2 slices of ginger, bring to boil.
- Once the water boils, take out the chicken and ginger slices.
- Throw away the ginger slices and wash the chicken in cold water (to wash away the blood water).
- Sieve the boiled chicken stock into crockery pot, put the washed chicken pieces back into the pot, add in 4 slices of ginger and shallot/green onion stalks.
- Add in rice wine and salt and cook for 2 hours.
This chicken soup has 70-80% similarity to Din Tai Fung’s Steamed Chicken Soup.
Give this recipe a try and let me know how your chicken soup is.