i think i remember the texture and taste of shark's fin soup but i only had it a few times before becoming vegetarian. regardless of how similar this version i had recently was to the real thing, it was delicious and pretty too. a very flavourful clear broth, made better (and pinker) by the acompanying pale pickled ginger and brine, a pillow of a wonton steamed and stuffed with mushrooms and cabbage, mung bean noodles and a slice of lotus root. this is how i always start my dim sum feast at graceful vegetarian (behind pacific mall–it's sooo good). if it weren't so far from where i live, this would be how i would start every saturday morning.