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  • Serves: 8 Servings

Hot and Sour Soup Ala Beyond the Moon

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Category: Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Boiling water
  • 10 Shitake mushrooms; dried
  • 3 tb Peanut oil
  • 2 tb Ginger; peeled and minced,
  • -fresh
  • 6 lg Garlic cloves; peeled and
  • -minced
  • 2 md Carrots; sliced into thin,
  • -1-inch-long strips (1 cup)
  • 2 c Cabbage; (1/2 pound) sliced
  • 1 md Red bell pepper; seeded and
  • -cut into thin, 1
  • --inch-long slices (3/4 cup)
  • 2 c Bok choy; or napa cabbage (3
  • -to 4 stalks), chopped
  • 8 c Vegetable stock; or water
  • 2 tb Rice vinegar
  • 2 tb Tamari; or soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Chili paste with garlic;
  • -(1/2 to 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 tb Arrowroot
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 lg Eggs; beaten (optional)
  • 1 ts Sesame oil
  • 3 Scallions; trimmed and
  • -thinly sliced, for garnish


Pour the boiling water over the mushrooms, and let them soak until tender.
about 15 minutes. Drain them, saving the soaking liquid. Discard the stems,
and slice the mushrooms into fine shreds.

Heat the peanut oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Saute: the
ginger. garlic, carrot, and cabbage for a few minutes. (If the ginger
sticks. add a tablespoon or two of water.) Stir in the red pepper and bok
choy, and cook until barely tender, 3 to 4 minutes more.

Stir the stock into the pot, along with the mushrooms and their soaking
liquid, the vinegar, tamari, and chili paste. Bring the soup to a simmer.

Stir the arrowroot into 3 tablespoons of water. Whisk it into the soup and
add the salt.

If using eggs, pour them into the soup, and stir briskly for 2 to 3
minutes. Stir in the sesame oil.

Ladle the soup into bowls, and garnish with scallions.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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