Brief of West Lake Water Shield Soup
The water shield aquatic plant is cultivated in China’s three lakes but it is the ones stemming from the West Lake that taste the best. Because of its shape the West Lake water shield is called Maticao (grass like horse’s hooves), Shuilianye (leaves of lotus) in Chinese. It has always been one of China’s precious aquatic foods and besides its refreshing taste it is also really nutritious. It is estimated that every 100 grams of fresh water shield contains about 900 milligrams of protein, 230 milligrams of sugar, a trace of iron and plenty of Vitamin C.
West Lake Water Shield Soup is another of Hangzhou’s traditional foods which is sometimes called Chicken, Ham and Water Shield Soup because of its other complimentary ingredients. With such colorful ingredients you have an eye-catching dish that is oozing in both flavor and nutrition.
Where to eat: Lou Wai Lou, Zhi Wei Guan, Kui Yuan Guan and so on