I've been meaning to experiment with Chinese clear broth soups for a while, but I get intimidated with the idea of making my own stock.
For western cooking, I sometimes make my own chicken stock, but when I'm in a hurry, I compromise on store-bought chicken stock sold in a package. I am wondering if there is an equivalent in Chinese cooking. I am assuming that using western chicken stock for Chinese soup wouldn't result in the right flavors...
So my questions:
- Is there a pre-packaged Chinese meat stock that I can use for Chinese soups? If so, do you have a favorite brand?
- Do you find that the pre-packaged version is a good compromise? Or do you think that it's so far inferior to home made stock that it's not even worth using?
Thanks in advance!