Victor Wang Zhicheng

Photo: courtesy of chef Victor Wang Zhicheng

Ten Years Soup with Game and Haw Jelly

Chef Victor Wang Zhicheng is the S.Pellegrino Young Chef winner for the Greater China Region.

12 December, 2020
Average: 2.8 (16 votes)

Cuisine

serves for

8

total time

2 HR 0 MIN

ingredients

For ten years soup
Bay
7 g
Black Pepper
10 g
Alpinia seeds
15 g
Rhizoma kaempferiae
30 g
Amomum tsao-ko
16 g
Ligusticum
30 g
Chinese cinnamon
15 g
Cardamom
2,6 g
Nutmeg
10 g
Cumin Seeds
15 g
Fennel Seeds
5 g
Star Anise
15 g
Sichuan Pepper
10 g
Orange Zest
10 g
Dried haw
8 g
Dried Sichuan chili
30 g
Licorice
5 g, dried
Cloves
5 g
Rock sugar
500 g
Ginger
30 g
Garlic
10
Chicken Bones
1 kg, blanched
Pork bones
1 kg, blanched
Beef fat
500 g
Chicken Stock
10 l
Light soy sauce
200 ml
Dark soy sauce
100 ml
Salt
For game
Pigeon
4
Ten years soup
10 l
Spring chives
5
For pigeon egg
Ten years soup
1 L
Pigeon egg
16
For pigeon glazing
Rock sugar
100 g
White Onion
500 g
Ginger
20 g
Ten years soup
2 L
Star Anise
5 g
Chili Pepper
10 g
Chili Pepper
20 g
Fillo pastry nest
Filo Pastry
1 bag
Dried haw
100 g
Cooking oil

Marinated Pigeons with Filo Pastry and Haw Jelly

Ten years soup is a traditional Chinese way of cooking soup with flavours varying from region to region. If it is something you like and want to keep, you have to maintain the soup very well. In winter, it must be boiled once a day, in summer, twice a day. You can put your ten years soup in the freezer if you're not going to use it for a while. The longer it lasts, the better it tastes. If the flavour diminishes, you can add a spice bag or seasoning to taste. 

Step 01

Herbs and spices for ten years soup

Photo: courtesy of chef Victor Wang Zhicheng

In a sauté pan, toast all the herbs and spices on low heat. When you can smell the aroma, turn the heat off. Put them in a gauze filter bag, and keep aside.

Step 02

marinating soup ten years soup

Photo: courtesy of chef Victor Wang Zhicheng

Put rock sugar in a large pot and caramelise it on high heat. Add the bag of herbs and spices, chicken bones, pork bones, chicken stock, garlic, ginger, chives, light and dark soy sauce, and season with salt. Bring it to the boil, then simmer for 3-4 hours on low heat. Remove the marinating soup from the heat and leave it overnight.

The next day, bring the marinating soup to the boil and strain. Keep the fat of the soup.

Chef tips: All the herbs and spices you can buy from Chinese pharmacies or a Chinese spices store. The herb and spice bag can be used two times. Dry and keep it in the refrigerator to refresh your ten years soup, which can also be used to cook red meat, like pork, chicken, beef, or game.

Step 03

pigeon for ten years soup

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For game

Debone the pigeons. Keep the skin, breast and legs as whole. Use a bamboo stick to skewer the breast and leg together, just like a meat roll.

In a medium pot, bring the soup to the boil on high heat. Slowly put the pigeon and chives in the pot on low heat, keep the soup boiling for about 1.5 hours. Leave the pigeons in the pot, and put the whole pot in ice water.

Step 04

pigeon eggs for ten years soup

Photo: courtesy of chef Victor Wang Zhicheng

For pigeon egg

Use a small pot, boil the water on high heat and put the pigeon egg into it slowly, for about 1 min. Remove to ice water and then shell them. Carefully break the shell. 

Put the pigeon eggs in the ten years soup, make sure the heat does not exceed 50℃. Make sure the flavour is infused, and it is ready to serve.

Step 05

glazing for ten years soup

Photo: courtesy of chef Victor Wang Zhicheng

For pigeon glazing

In a medium pot, caramelise the rock sugar on medium heat. Add in the onion and ginger and cook on low heat. When it becomes caramelised, put the soup and all the spices in it. Reduce it to glaze, and it is ready to serve.

Step 06

Fillo pastry for ten years soup

Photo: courtesy of chef Victor Wang Zhicheng

For filo pastry nest

Defrost the filo pastry, and finely shred it. In a small pot, heat oil to149℃. Use a small strainer, put 10g of filo pastry in it and fry for about 30 seconds.

Leave the strainer out with filo pastry and quickly cover with another strainer. Slowly take the pastry out when crispy. Gently sieve the powder on the top of it. Set aside in a dry place.

Step 07

Haw Jelly for ten years soup

Photo: courtesy of chef Victor Wang Zhicheng

For haw jelly

Mix haw juice, simple syrup, lemon juice, in a small sauce pan, bring to the boil, mix with agar and strain into another container, keep in the chiller. When cold, cut it 1 inch by 4 inch, paper thin.

Step 08

plating ten years soup

Photo: courtesy of chef Victor Wang Zhicheng

Place a bowl and pine tree leaf, on a plate. Put the pastry nest down and place the pigeon, egg and haw jelly into it. Set fire to the leaf to create a rich aroma.

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