Tuesday, March 1, 2011

什錦菇肉絲湯/Three Mushroom and Pork Soup

This soup is delicious, refreshing and easy to make.  Unlike other slow-cooked Chinese soup, this soup takes only 20 minutes to make in total.  This soup has three different types of mushrooms so it’s very rich in fiber, textures and fragrances.


·      1 tsp grape seed oil
·      1 tbsp minced ginger
·      3 oz lean pork (shredded or sliced)
·      1 tsp cornstarch water
·      Half tsp salt
·      5 oz white mushroom
·      5 oz oyster mushroom
·      4 oz enoki mushrooms
·      1 tsp chopped green onion
·      Half tsp roasted sesame seeds
·      Half liter water


1.    Marinate the pork with cornstarch water for 5 minutes before cooking.
2.    In a medium pot, add water, grape seed oil and ginger.  Bring to a boil.
3.    Add white mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and enoki mushrooms.  Once the soup is boiled again, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes.
4.    Add marinated pork and salt and bring the soup to a boil.  Once the pork is ready – about a minute or two, transfer the soup to a serving bowl and garnish with roasted sesame seeds and chopped green onion.  Now you are done.  Enjoy this fresh soup while it is still hot and steamy.