[Abalone - Bào Ngư]

It has an oval shape. It looks like human ear so sometimes people calls sea-ear. Abalone is very high cholesterol however it has the balance of other vitamins and minerals. So it is not too dangerous for people with high cholesterol level. It is a high level luxurious food in Asia. In the accient times only the royal and very rich family who has chance to eat abalone. Infact nowadays abalone is still very expensive. Abalone is sold in a various ways: fresh, dried, in the tin. Dried abalone needs to sold over night before cooking. The best way to cook abalone is in a fragrant stock for many hours until the abalone become very soft and the stock becomes a rich gravy.

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