Crispy Rice Crust Soup, Suzhou
No.1 dish, also called crispy rice crust soup, is a famous traditional dish of Shi’s Hotel. The special features of the dish are: shrimp meat is white and tender, crispy rice crust is golden yellow and crispy and tomato is red with sweet and sour. Fried crispy rice crust and put it into the bowl with lotus leaf soup and then pour it with boiled oil; made sauce with shrimps and tomatoes. When it served, put the hot sauce into the bowl with crispy rice crust. Legend has it that when Emperor Qianlong toured the south of the Yangtze River and tasted the crispy rice crust by chance, he could not stop praising: “the dish can be regard as the No.1 dish in the world.” The name of the No.1 dish came into existence from then on.