Peanut Soup, Xiamen
Peanut soup is by no means easy to make despite the fact that it is made of only one ingredient--peanut. First, carefully selected peanuts are dipped in boiling water for deshelling. Then they are stewed with mild flame in the marmite until they are ripe. Last add sugar and continue stewing the soup till they are rotten to the core. This soup goes extremely well together with light refreshments, such as youtiao (deep-fried twist dough sticks), fried dates, fried leek dumplings, pork buns, sweet buns, deep-fried glutinous rice, which are all of top grade.