Buddha Jumps Over the Wall

“Buddha jumps over the wall”? Was this dish so sinful for Buddha that he had to jump over the wall to escape? After reading a few articles on this, I found out that is not true. It was about a Fuzhou scholar who went picnicking with friends. He had placed all the ingredients with him in a jar and was heated over a charcoal flame. The aroma and lovly smell spread all the way to a nearby temple and was so inviting the monks could not resist and jumped over the wall tp partake in this hearty dish.

A poem in praise of the delicious dish was rendered, in which one lined read, “Even Buddha himself would jump over the wall”.

“Buddha jump over the wall” is a highly complex chinese soup or stew cosisting of many ingredients of non-vegeterian origins and requiring one to two full days to create. Recently Chef Steven Cheng had created this soup and make available at his restaraunt Mei Chixuan. This dish usually very expensive but Chef Steven Cheng make it available and affordable, a mini version of “Buddha jump ove the wall”. This dish consists of :

Dried Scallops

Shark Fin

Abalone

Seacucumber

Mushroom

Chicken

Chinese Ham

Dried Bamboo Shoots



Chef Steven’s version of mini “Buddha jump over the wall” or “Fut Tiew Cheong” is gorgeous and delicious. The double boiled soup is so aroma and so tasty and yet so affordable. We love this dish and it is a sure winner.


It is delicious that not left in the bowl except the bone. It is worth to try this gorgeous dish and my next stop would be Mei Chixuan. A bowl of this soup cost only Rm38.80(US$13), so affordable.

Your Sidney

6 Comments

  • Kelly Mahoney
    October 26, 2007 - 8:27 am | Permalink

    What a delicious dish! Those ingredients sound great.

  • Tummythoz
    October 26, 2007 - 11:26 am | Permalink

    Finally a post which does not leave me craving. Me no appreciator of seacucumber, abalone and bamboo shoots. Oh, swore off sharksfins too.
    Btw, is the promotion price for crabs at the restaurant still on?

  • Cynthia
    October 27, 2007 - 6:19 am | Permalink

    I can’t begin how intensely flavourful this soup must be!

  • beachlover
    October 27, 2007 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

    wow!! only USD 13!!!.what a prize!!.Wish I’m there to eat this luxury dish.

  • teckiee
    October 28, 2007 - 11:48 am | Permalink

    ehhh quite worth it woor…. hmm thats real shark’s fin.

  • singairishgirl
    November 5, 2007 - 7:42 am | Permalink

    Oh wow, this soup is very ‘bu’ (nutritious). That’s a good price for it. I’ve only ever had it once in my life. :)

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