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Ah Yip’s Buddha Jumps Over The Wall

”坛启荤香飘四邻,佛闻弃禅跳墙来” this Chinese poem describes the fragrance of the dish spread over to a nearby Buddhist monastery where monks were meditating. Although monks are not allowed to eat meat, one of the monks, tempted, jumped over the wall. Hence, the name of the dish.

The origin of the name of “Buddha jumps over the wall” (Chinese: 佛跳墙; pinyin: fo tiao qiang) , formerly known as “满坛香” -"full of aroma", is a famous Chinese delicacy of Fuzhou. This Fuzhou cuisine main dish has caused a sensation across the world from Guangzhou since 1965.

Ah Yip’s Fo Tiao Qiang is made of an additional variety of nourishing tonic, such as: root of Dan Shen, angelica (dang gui), wolfberry, polygonatum (yu zhu) and etc, to the original recipe which consist of an assortment of ingredients like abalone, shark’s fin, fish maw, sea cucumber, dried scallops and mushroom. All ingredients were heated over a flame, and then being simmered for five to six hours on slow fire. Just slightly and slightly lift the soup cup cover, the aroma will fill the room and flows straight into the heart and spleen.

The colour of the soup is brown, thick but not greasy, is simply irresistible. At the same time, it has a high nutritional value, which promotes physical fitness, nourish the skin, and enhance immunity. 

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