Water, salt, and a high flame

Often a dish begins with water and salt exploring co-existence on a hot flame.

Not necessarily only for soups, but for a lazy Sunday lunch it made sense. Soon as I added tomatoes, celery and garlic cloves, the soup was on its way. A dash of Japanese style soya sauce, a sprinkle of brewed white vinegar, and the soup was simmering nicely. The final ingredient was wheat bird’s nest noodles.

On the side, a steamer steamed chicken momos. What I really wanted to make were light wontons but maybe some other day.

This meal takes 20 minutes from beginning to service.

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