Ever thought, instead of grocery shopping at your local Ralphs, Vons or Trader Joes for your groceries, that you would try a 99 Ranch near you? 99 Ranch is an Asian supermarket that carries a different variety of produce, cuts of meat, seafood, bread, sauces and anything else that would be necessary for Asian cooking. The prices of seafood such as crab, shrimp, fish and meats are a lot cheaper than the American markets. Make a little adventure down to the one located in Gardena, CA.
米粥 Rice Porridge
One of the occasions for making rice porridge, or “juk” in Chinese, is when someone is sick and would like a comfort food. In American culture we make chicken noodle soup as a comfort food, likewise rice porridge is a warm soup with soften rice it in that warms the belly. The styles of preparation vary depending on what flavor you would like it in the soup. The most common is probably using bits of chicken to add flavor. However, I’ve seen other flavors such as, seafood, beef, frog or special cow intestines used for the rice porridge.