碗仔翅, literally translated from Cantonese words as Little Bowl Fins, is a very common street snack (街头小吃）in Hong Kong.
Chinese loves Shark's Fin but it expensive. So some smart person in Hong Kong must have came up with this idea of using Glass Noodle to replace the Shark's Fin. Now everyone can afford to have a few bowls of 'Fins' everyday if they want to.
Glass Noodles do look like Shark's Fin when they are cooked.
- 1 packet or 40g Glass Noodles, soaked to soften
- 1/2 Chicken Breast or Drumstick, more if you like
- 8 Dried Chinese Mushroom, soaked to soften
- 4 Crabsticks, shredded
- 2 Egg Whites
- 750ml Chicken Broth
- Cornflour Mixture (Thickener)
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine
- 1/2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil
How to do it:
- Drain glass noodle, cut them into 2 inch length and set aside.
- Drain mushroom, slice thinly and set aside
- Boil chicken till cook, retain water to be used together with broth.
- Shred chicken and set aside.
- Add mushroom to the broth and bring to a boil.
- Add in seasonings.
- When it begin to simmer, add in chicken, crabstick and glass noodles.
- Gradually add in thickener, when the soup begins to boil.
- Stir in egg whites slowly.
- Serve with pepper and vinegar.