Sohla Makes an Ancient Chinese Hamburger (Rou Jia Mo from 200 BCE!) | Ancient Recipes With Sohla

3 Pri 2021
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The hamburger as we think of it today originated in the US around the turn of the century - but a dish of meat between slices of bread has been a part of many cultures throughout history. In this episode, Sohla recreates Rou Jia Mo, one of the first versions of a hamburger from Ancient China in 200 BCE. #AncientRecipes
Recipe for Rou Jia Mo:
What you need for the meat filling:
1kg Pork belly
60g rock sugar
¼ cup Liaojiu or sherry
Fermented soybean paste - equivalent to 5tbsp of soy sauce
10g ginger
20 Sichuan peppercorns
3 pieces star anise
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Handful of shanzha berries
3 small cut pieces of liquorice root
½ tbsp salt
1. Over medium heat, add about a tablespoon of oil and melt 60g of sugar into the oil until dark brown - about 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn the sugar.
2. Add water to the sugar & oil mixture.
3. Add in the pork & all of the other filling ingredients except the salt. Add enough water to cover the pork.
4. Cover & let braise for 3 hours.
5. Add salt & let simmer for another 20 minutes.
What you need for the mo:
500g All-purpose flour
5g Yeast
25g Oil
220g Water
¼ tsp Salt
6. Combine the flour, water, oil & yeast.
7. Knead by hand until dough is consistent throughout.
8. Cover with a warm, damp rag & let rise for 40 minutes.
9. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Add a cast iron pan to the oven as it’s heating up. The cast iron pan should get piping hot.
10. Deflate the dough. Split the dough into 10 balls. Roll the balls into a play-doh snake shape. Roll the snakes flat with a rolling pin.
11. Smear a bit of oil down the middle of the dough. Then fold it in half hot-dog style. Roll it up almost like a cinnamon bun. Squish the slightly with your palm to flatten it. Roll the edges of the dough with a rolling pin until it forms a shallow bowl.
12. Take the pan out of the oven & put it on the stove on high for 1 minute.
13. Turn the heat to medium & add the dough to the pan. Toast on one side for 30 seconds. Flip & toast on the other side for another 30 seconds.
14. Add the pan & dough back into the oven for 2 minutes to bake.
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  • Ancient Recipes with Sohla will be back with more episodes this summer! Check out every episode so far here:

    HISTORYHISTORY12 ditë më parë
    • Will you try ancient ice creams?

      Maria MMaria M2 ditë më parë
    • Fun fact:Rou=meat and Mo isn’t meat (idk how what is Mo in English

      Tomato surströmmingTomato surströmming7 ditë më parë
    • Thank you for giving Sohla this opportunity. She's perfect! We love you Sohla!💯💯💯

      the cakeslayerthe cakeslayer8 ditë më parë
    • this is unironically the best cooking show i've come across- all of these i feel like i could make myself somehow, y'know? good vibes'all i'm saying~ please show us ancient dairy, what did kvarg, mesost & viili spring from? thanks History Channel, meanwhile i'll be eternally grateful for show host Sohla~

      S infulhealerS infulhealer9 ditë më parë
    • @Tawsif Zaman they can keep their stupid important outline ,, just don’t have it on the bottom 😭😭 3/4 compromise plz

      EXC FontecEXC Fontec9 ditë më parë
  • I cringed my pants watching this

    ZiP72ZiP723 orë më parë
  • There you are! Loved the premise of the beginning Stump Sohla on BWB. I was sad that you're historical knowledge and skills weren't being utilized. I was desperately sad that your segment disappeared with no notice or reason given. This is SO MUCH AWESOME!!! Yes! Now I can get that historical cooking fix I was anticipating from you! YES!!! This. Is. BRILLIANT!!! SOHLA'S BACK! BAM! Thank you, for signing up with the History Channel. I'm so excited!!!

    Erin SmithErin Smith10 orë më parë
  • Sohla, Im so glad you have so much content all over the place - youre awesome - im inspired

    mogimonareeseryeunikolaimarklnachomogimonareeseryeunikolaimarklnacho12 orë më parë
  • Was she first on Banging with Babish?

    Quen MariceQuen Marice12 orë më parë
  • instead of ancient hamburger its more of an ancient pulled pork LOL

    Giorno standmanGiorno standman12 orë më parë
  • Remember that old nursery rhyme about blackbirds in a pie ? Maybe it's an ancient recipe ? Sing a Song of Sixpence BY MOTHER GOOSE Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened The birds began to sing- Wasn't that a dainty dish To set before the king? Good luck finding all those blackbirds at the supermarket

    Saul StoolbergSaul Stoolberg21 orë më parë
  • Make ancient mansaf ;)

    omar muslehomar muslehDitë më parë
  • Personally, I'd call that a pulled pork sandwich, but it looks tasty no matter what ya call it.

    Aaron KuehnerAaron KuehnerDitë më parë
  • Chef minion fit

    1leggedgirl1leggedgirlDitë më parë
  • Why’s she dressed like a minion though?

    Matt TaylorMatt Taylor2 ditë më parë
  • Awesome video ! I enjoy it so much . Thank you for sharing . Have a nice week my friend !

    Gilbert NutierGilbert Nutier2 ditë më parë
  • You should have the close captions on this program.

    Culbertson ClanCulbertson Clan2 ditë më parë
  • Loving all the Sohla on ALworld recently!!

    magicalfluffybunnymagicalfluffybunny3 ditë më parë
  • 22:37 who doesn't Sohla, who doesn't?

    Marco AmiciMarco Amici3 ditë më parë
  • is vinny still editing?

    cholosabbancholosabban3 ditë më parë
  • We love you Sohla. :D

    Aimee SimmonsAimee Simmons4 ditë më parë
  • Ims so excited for the new season but I can’t wait until summer

    Malique DreesMalique Drees4 ditë më parë
  • *Ancient pulled pork sandwich

    Matthew BrownMatthew Brown5 ditë më parë
  • i looove history and recipe vids! having sohla do it is the perfect cherry on top!

    chelseatheatrechelseatheatre5 ditë më parë
  • This is NOT an ancient "hamburger". Anybody in the southern U.S.. would call this a pork barbeque sandwich.

    THReynolds2THReynolds25 ditë më parë
  • Spartan pork blood stew? can you do this one?

    Kevin Niko ParialKevin Niko Parial5 ditë më parë
  • Is it the oldest hamburger or pulled pork sandwich??

    Robbie LawrenceRobbie Lawrence5 ditë më parë
  • Sohla is the frickin best!

    Chris MannionChris Mannion6 ditë më parë
  • I dont understand....she's comming on food52 and history yet she's not comming on the one channel that actually brought her out to a ton of audience. And the one show I personally enjoyed way more than all these she does on otber channels Stump Sohla with BCU!!!

    Home 504Home 5046 ditë më parë
  • That's not a burger. That's a BBQ pork slider.

    John LittleJohn Little6 ditë më parë
  • Honey, that's a pulled pork sandwich, that's barbeque. 😁🍖

    Jaquelyn AdamsJaquelyn Adams6 ditë më parë
  • Sohla- you are just a sweet person..and very special!✌️

    Katharina Von ZitzewitzKatharina Von Zitzewitz6 ditë më parë
  • So now China invented the Hamburger?

    Tom CrouchmanTom Crouchman6 ditë më parë
  • Did Babish and Sohla part ways?

    aratosmaratosm6 ditë më parë
  • Barbecue sandwich more so than hamburger.

    Madame DefargeMadame Defarge6 ditë më parë
  • There are tons of fun recipes from the Native North Americans, specifically Kentucky. The Cherokee, Chickasaw, Shawnee, and Yuchi shaped how we still eat today with a few variations. Like hominy made with fermented wood ash. There are also tons of other items like cakes made with cornmeal and crushed hickory or walnuts. Something else was Kanuchi- hickory nut meats that were pounded into a meal and pressed into balls and preserved. There is also so much more because of the rich agricultural basin of North America that has been cultivated for centuries due to parts of Kentucky not being frozen during the ice age!

    Meade ChamberMeade Chamber6 ditë më parë
  • You've to try ancient Indian Pan Cake (Dosa).

    Vedant GuptaVedant Gupta6 ditë më parë
  • The editor when the cutting board caught on fire, and Sohla playing it off... the best. This is why I watch this.... so good. Haha 😆

    T. ParkT. Park7 ditë më parë
  • I’m already looking forward to more episodes! :)

    nahhanabellenahhanabelle7 ditë më parë
  • You can’t come back too soon. I need my Sohla cooking fix!

    IslandGuyIslandGuy7 ditë më parë
  • That does look good

    RookInCharge27RookInCharge277 ditë më parë

    PenDanger2PenDanger27 ditë më parë
  • you could say it's a sloppy mo

    Jimmy CookJimmy Cook7 ditë më parë
  • you could say it's a sloppy mo

    Jimmy CookJimmy Cook7 ditë më parë
  • its a pulled pork bbq sandwich, not a hamburger! cool recipe though

    Randall PietrocciRandall Pietrocci7 ditë më parë
  • I think you erred. This is better called the ancestor of pulled pork not hamburger.

    Angel HeartAngel Heart7 ditë më parë
  • Sohla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    zabeyzabey7 ditë më parë
  • She kept saying it isn’t a hamburger, because it isn’t...but it is a sandwich! ;)

    Daniel BlackDaniel Black7 ditë më parë
  • Whoever edits and helps production really highlights Sohla's humor perfectly. Love it

    Ashley FerrisAshley Ferris7 ditë më parë
  • I'm really enjoying the show. I'd love to see Solha tackle garum.

    Jennifer KuntzJennifer Kuntz7 ditë më parë
  • Wtf I just found this channel Awesome

    vincent wongvincent wong7 ditë më parë
  • I imagine the director of photography is this old shifu who's doing some amazing, well thought out angles, lighting etc. But then there's the intern doing the vfx and sound effects, messing up all the shifu's hard work.

    FlikFlik8 ditë më parë
  • Can you do cheese cake

    Pyro SapienPyro Sapien8 ditë më parë
  • Please continue to spotlight non-western cultures. I really enjoy seeing something completely new and learning a new piece of history in these shows. Would love to see some ancient African recipes, maybe by region.

    EliseElise8 ditë më parë
  • Oh, sloppy Rou Jia Mo. With sides of spicy greens and beans/peas, and a lil' chopped pickle of choice. Yes, please. Let's all gather 'round this world history table of goodness. Love to Sohla and History channel.

    Simon RindySimon Rindy8 ditë më parë
  • good god the metal on metal scraping while shredding the meat. AAAAAAIIGH!

    1wuz gray1wuz gray8 ditë më parë
  • This editor understands Sohla's friendly approachable kinetic frenetic fun vibe perfectly! Raises for everyone!

    BookUnbinderBookUnbinder8 ditë më parë
  • Did they burn cutting board's by then ..

    Darrin FryDarrin Fry8 ditë më parë
  • Yumm

    Kevin ElmoreKevin Elmore8 ditë më parë
  • I would love to see more roman recipes! Cato's libum, maybe? I'm a huge sucker for anything remotely related to Latin lol

    MiaMia8 ditë më parë
  • Arepas!!!!!

    Tiara JacksonTiara Jackson8 ditë më parë
  • Ooh, Sohla v. Pigeon Pie

    Aaron PetersAaron Peters8 ditë më parë
  • Its more like a chinese pulled pork sammy. And im ok with that

    DismemberTheAlamoDismemberTheAlamo8 ditë më parë
  • I want a reaction video of George Motz seeing this called a hamburger.

    Christopher LombardoChristopher Lombardo8 ditë më parë
  • The colour correction on this is definitely way off - am I the only one noticing? Great video, great content - please work on your colour correction!

    Devon Spencer LevineDevon Spencer Levine8 ditë më parë
    • Particularly the static wide shots of. She looks super yellow/green, but otherwise in other shots it looks OK.

      Devon Spencer LevineDevon Spencer Levine8 ditë më parë
  • I love these videos but why is the color correction so bad. The poor woman looks jaundiced

    Sonia BazarSonia Bazar8 ditë më parë
  • Sohla, I spend my days surrounded by colonizers and hispanic people (both of which are in my cultural background), and I often forget that a lot of my features are sub-continental. You help me feel more beautiful and I love the show so much, wish you the best!

    commenty commentercommenty commenter8 ditë më parë

    oregonboy9oregonboy98 ditë më parë
  • Do you think that they would have sliced it like other pork belly dishes 🤔

    Dan ielDan iel8 ditë më parë
  • Sohla is the best!! Love her so much! We want more!!

    Luke SttarLuke Sttar8 ditë më parë
  • you had me at pork belly

    Seth OpitzSeth Opitz8 ditë më parë
  • 肉夹馍, Rou Jia Mo

    yue zhangyue zhang8 ditë më parë
  • “I like nice big hunks” 😅 Freudian slip sola! 😂

    dom sturmandom sturman8 ditë më parë
  • Cute show because of Sohla and the clever editing. You've done well to have Sohla do her oh-so-accessible chef work/explanation, and add facts/info in cards below. But a little polishing would improve it. For instance, this is a pulled pork sandwich. Why is it called a hamburger? Also, the work surface needs to be wood rather than metal. An enthusiastic chef bangs utensils too much for a surface like this.

    Lisa KilmerLisa Kilmer8 ditë më parë
  • What happened to sola being on binging with babish?

    dom sturmandom sturman8 ditë më parë
  • Lowkey waiting for Mike Chen to enter the chat, lol.

    PhRavenPhRaven8 ditë më parë
  • This woman is awesome.

    Clint AudetteClint Audette8 ditë më parë
  • As Sohla makes this I can picture Dianxi Xiaoge making this on her wood stove and wok

    Jennifer MillerJennifer Miller8 ditë më parë
  • Now the frankfurter was first created in Frankfurt, Germany.

    Thomas MacNicolThomas MacNicol8 ditë më parë
  • wrapped in a piece of bread. the story goes that a vendor ran out of pork, and sent his apprentice to find more pork in town at one of many butcher shops there. it is said that there was none to be found. anywhere ! co the perturbed young man asked if he could get beef ground find, like the pork used for the fair. when he returned his boss was furious that there was no pork, but he had raving customers at the booth, so he fried it up in paddies. It was a outstanding success! the beef disappeared faster than the pork! the next year at the fair there where more booths selling the new Burger of the fair, the HAMBURGER! soon pork disappeared, and the hamburger was the carny food of the century and beyond.. .until now!

    Thomas MacNicolThomas MacNicol8 ditë më parë
  • >>George Motz has entered the chat.

    The_Watcher_13The_Watcher_138 ditë më parë
  • I love you show! I live in Hamburg New York where the hamburg began. It was in the late 1800 / early 1900's. The hamburg fairgrounds is home of the State has been a big thing for over 150 years! A big seller among the booth endors was a piece of ground sausage

    Thomas MacNicolThomas MacNicol8 ditë më parë
  • And here's Sohla. Her special skill is cookery - Tivia: kneading so much dough means her forearms are WMDs. Her party trick is folding a Buick while talking to camera.

    Cupro HastesCupro Hastes8 ditë më parë
  • Rou Jia Mo (肉夹馍) is more like a pull pork sandwich instead of a hamburger...

    Smitch WhiteSmitch White8 ditë më parë
  • The fact I was even bothering to try to cook before Sohla is lowkey cringe 😬😬😬

    john steven cumminsjohn steven cummins8 ditë më parë
  • Looks tasty but this seems more like a kebab / generic meat sandwich. For me burger means the meat has been reformed into a patty.

    Lester DrakeLester Drake8 ditë më parë
  • Very nice.

    Jeffrey ScottJeffrey Scott8 ditë më parë
  • The sound of the fork scraping on the plate... 😖😖

    ZuyinoZuyino8 ditë më parë
  • Sohlas' tasting dance is what I live for.

    grugpartygrugparty9 ditë më parë
  • Appreciate the Sohla and the ideas but can you calm down on the cringe meme music and effects. Makes it hard to watch.

    manicspidertrash91manicspidertrash919 ditë më parë
  • this stuff blows my mind, the five cradles of civilization figuring out and perfecting spices and dishes for millennia is crazy to think about.

    Kal ElKal El9 ditë më parë
  • shes so pleasant lol it’s like watching a friend

    gwengwen9 ditë më parë
  • What kind of countertops do you have?

    Patty GilbreathPatty Gilbreath9 ditë më parë
  • Yo which one is the hangover cure?

    LedementaurusLedementaurus9 ditë më parë
  • So an ancient Chinese "hamburger" that is in next to no way like a hamburger? Meat between bread = hamburger? Are you just pandering History Channel?

    Jens HansonJens Hanson9 ditë më parë
  • She keeps saying VINTAGE or ancient and all I want is for her to try those awful jello recipes from the 50s to see how they taste

    Jillian HauschildJillian Hauschild9 ditë më parë
    • 554dÀ

      Anne BiceAnne Bice3 ditë më parë
    • Hehe neutral evil

      naledi serunyenaledi serunye8 ditë më parë
  • Where's the pocket?

    HX8J DragonHX8J Dragon9 ditë më parë
  • If she is saying "bao" and pronouncing it "bo", I'm thinking I've been mispronouncing my steamed buns incorrectly for years. How embarrassing!

    Jeff MillerJeff Miller9 ditë më parë
  • Sohla I love you but you’re dressed like a minion.

    Jillian HauschildJillian Hauschild9 ditë më parë
  • Someone call motz

    SockenstuffSockenstuff9 ditë më parë
  • Why is Sohla dressed like a minion?

    F Ken MaesF Ken Maes9 ditë më parë
  • Omg that looks sooooooo good

    MelMel9 ditë më parë
  • Yout meal will kiiiillll !🙂

    Ali A.Ali A.9 ditë më parë
  • Sohla's kitchen makeover looks fantastic!! Well done!

    Sithy QSithy Q9 ditë më parë