During World War II, Jews fled out of German-occupied countries to safe havens across the world. One such safe haven was China.
It is thought that China allowed more than 20,000 immigrants into the country during the time of the Holocaust. Immigrants were placed on a section of land just 0.75 sq. miles. This area was known as the Hongkou District. Despite pressure from the Nazis to exterminate the Jews, the Chinese government did not listen. Most Jewish people left China over the years and the total Jewish population today is about 1,500.
Colds in pregnancy are hard enough to deal with without
t spending hours in the kitchen. Chinese Jewish Penicillin offers the healing ingredients known all over the world as part of a tasty chicken soup.
1 lb chicken breast cut ¼ inch strips
3 tb soy sauce
2 tb sesame oil
3 minced cloves garlic
3 tb sesame seed paste
2 tb minced ginger
1 tb sugar
1 tb rice wine vinegar
2 tsp garlic/chili sauce
4 cups julienned Napa cabbage
5 julienned green onions
8 to 10 cups chicken broth
14 ounces yakisoba noodles
Fresh chopped cilantro
- Mix chicken slices, 1 tb sesame oil, and soy sauce in a bowl.
- Allow to marinate for 2 to 4 hours or overnight.
- Grab another small bowl and add garlic, sugar, ginger, sesame seed paste, vinegar, and garlic/chili sauce.
- Whisk together well.
- Heat a large stock pot over medium high and add the remaining 1 tb of sesame seed oil.
- Saute Napa cabbage and onion until the cabbage is limp and just tender.
- Pour 8 cups of chicken broth into the pot.
- Turn heat to high and boil broth.
- Take the chicken out of the refrigerator and pour into the broth.
- Add the sesame seed paste sauce from step 3.
- Turn heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
- In a separate pot, heat water to boiling, salt and cook noodles.
- Drain off water and add noodles to soup.
- Throw in a hand full of chopped cilantro.
- Add pepper if needed.
- Serve sprinkled with cilantro.