This dish is sometimes called "Boiled Beef" or "Water Boiled Beef"- highly unappetizing and deceptive names if you ask me. When I was a child, my family was traveling in China one year and ordered this off the menu at a restaurant, thinking it would be a bland dish to suit my tender, not-yet-developed palate. Needless to say, my five-year-old self was none too pleased when the dish arrived. Since then, I've grown to not just like but love this dish. Every bite hits a spot; the flavor penetrates every ingredient, creating a truly satisfying experience. The dish is too much for one person; perfect for sharing between two.