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Mandarin Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 4 Straw mushrooms, dried
  • 1/4 lb Pork, lean
  • 1/2 c Bamboo shoots
  • Bean curd, fresh
  • -(2 pieces)
  • 4 c Chicken stock
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Dark soy sauce
  • 2 tb Cornstarch, mixed with
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Scallion, chopped
  • 1 tb Sesame oil


Soak mushrooms in warm water for 20 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid. Cut
pork, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, bean curd into thin strips.

Combine stock and reserved mushroom liquid in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.
Add salt, soy sauce, pork, bamboo shoots, mushrooms. Cover and simmer 5
minutes. Add bean curd and again bring to a boil. Add small amount of hot
liquid to cornstarch paste, stirring. Add mixture to pan and cook for 1 or
2 more minutes.

Beat egg lightly and slowly add it to hot soup. Stir once, gently. Remove
soup from heat. Sprinkle with chopped scallion and sesame oil. Serve


* Bamboo shoot, pork and mushroom soup I worked out this recipe in an
attempt to duplicate the Mandarin Soup served at the Peking Royal Kitchen
in Pittsburgh. My friends all agree that it is a good replica; some prefer
my version to the "real thing." Yield: Serves 4-6.

* The quality of the chicken stock makes a huge difference in a recipe
like this. Use fresh stock if you can, or buy the best grade of canned
chicken stock you can find.

: Difficulty: easy.
: Time: 20 minutes waiting and 20 minutes preparing.
: Precision: Measure spices and seasonings.

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