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Sour-Hot Soup (Suan la Tang)

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Category: Pork, Chinese, Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 5 Dried black mushrooms
  • 15 Pieces cloud ear fungus
  • 30 Pieces dried lily flower
  • 6 c Chicken stock
  • 1 c Mushroom liquid
  • 6 tb Clear rice vinegar
  • 3 tb Thin soy
  • 1 ts Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 lb Lean pork
  • 1 ts Dry sherry or rice wine
  • 1 ts Thin soy
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • Cornstarch to coat
  • 1/2 c Shredded bamboo
  • 2 Cakes bean curd, shredded
  • 2 tb Peanut oil
  • 4 tb Cornstarch (mixed as paste
  • -with
  • 5 tb Cold stock or water)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 4 Scallions, diced
  • 1/4 c Sesame oil


Preparation: Soak mushrooms, cloud ear, and lily flowers separately in hot
water for 25 to 30 minutes or until soft. Reserve mushroom liquid in amount
specified above. Next remove stems from mushrooms; discard. Pick off tough
ends of cloud ear; discard ends; coarse chop cloud ear. Remove tough ends
of lily flowers; cut flowers in half. Set aside until ready to begin

Slice pork thin, then cut into fine shreds. Place in small bowl, to which
also add wine, soy sauce and sugar; mix well with fingers. Add cornstarch
and mix again to coat evenly. Slice bean curd in thirds, cut each slice in
half, then cut each half into shreds.

Mix up cornstarch paste with cornstarch and stock or water; set aside.

Combine stock, mushroom liquid, vinegar, soy and black pepper. Bring to
simmer; add shredded bean curd; mix with chopsticks to keep bean curd from
sticking together. Simmer for 2 minutes.

While stock is simmering, heat wok and add peanut oil. Heat oil for 10
seconds; then add shredded pork; stir vigorously with spatulas until pork
loses its brown color and turns white. At this point, add mushrooms, cloud
ear, lily flower and bamboo. Stir for 15 seconds over high heat; add to

Bring stock back to simmer and slowly thicken with cornstarch mixture,
adding a little at a time until desired thickness is reached. Remove from
heat and slowly add beaten egg, dripping and folding a little at a time.
Top soup with diced scallions and sesame oil. Serve immediately.

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