Archive for April, 2009

First Chinese BBQ – Shrimp Wonton Soup

Once a week, David and I go out to dine. As much as I love cooking at home, I don’t love the fact that I have to clean up my kitchen everyday. This week (particularly yesterday and today) is David’s busiest working day. So, last night we decided to dine out at one of our most favorite place to eat here.

First Chinese BBQ is one of the most authentic Chinese food you can find in Dallas. They have some different locations across the Metroplex and having dined at two of their locations I would say they deliver great meals consistently. This restaurant is definitely one of our family’s favorite! Whenever we go to FCB with a group of friends, everybody knew already what we all are going to order. We would order: Shrimp Wonton Soup, Water Spinach (Kangkung) with Garlic, Snow Pea Leaves with Garlic, Combination Soft Noodle, Seafood Hot Pot, BBQ Cha Siu Pork, BBQ Roast Pork, and BBQ Duck. Last time we went there with our friends, we also tried their Salty Fish Fried Rice and it tasted AMAZING.

Now if you haven’t drooled yet, let me introduce you to this particular delectable dish:
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Sometimes it takes something so simple to take your breath away.

That simple thing is the divine Shrimp Wonton Soup. That was our dinner last night and our leftover lunch today. That would be my personal favorite dish from FCB because I’m such a seafood lover. This soup has an incredibly fresh taste. The portion of the meat inside is definitely not stingy. The shrimp is juicy and taste heavenly. I also just love the taste of the broth. It might be MSG, but it’s so good that I wouldn’t think of that when eating this. Even on the second day as leftover, I still can’t get my spoon off of this.

I’ve tried over and over again to re-create this dish at home, but I just can’t achieve the same freshness and the great taste. I gave up and thank God my husband take me to dine here once in a while 🙂