In the United States, it is called hot and sour soup, and the Chinese call it 酸辣湯, literally “peppered soup with vinegar”.
We are ending our journey in Japan for this special week on 196 flavors. Indeed, the land of the rising sun celebrated Jidai Matsuri or the Festival of the Ages yesterday.
Yes, I am a purist. My friends who know me well know that I am a purist.
Every year on October 22nd, a huge spectacular procession of people in traditional costumes is carried through the streets of Kyoto. This week, 196F will travel to Japan to celebrate Jidai Matsuri, or the Festival of the Ages.
I usually choose my recipes based on the unusual ingredients that I find here and there. This Japanese recipe is no exception to the rule.