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Steamed Chicken and Soft-Shelled Turtle Soup (Farewell My Concubine)

Steamed Chicken and Soft-Shelled Turtle Soup is a traditional dish in Suqian, Jiangsu Province. It is made with soft-shelled turtle and chicken which is a delicacy in early spring and winter.

Steamed Chicken and Soft-Shelled Turtle Soup is often served as a main dish at banquets because of its pretty plating, rich nutrition, pure and soft taste.

After the establishment of People’s Republic of China (Oct 1st, 1949), Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Chen Yi and other leaders of PRC tasted Steamed Chicken and Soft-Shelled Turtle Soup when they were on a job inspecting trip in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province. It became much more famous after being improved by Pei Jihong, a deceased renowned chef.


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