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                               MANDARIN SOUP
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4                    Straw mushrooms, dried
      1/4   lb           Pork, lean
      1/2   c            Bamboo shoots
                         Bean curd, fresh
                         -(2 pieces)
    4       c            Chicken stock
    1       t            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 immediately.
   *  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.
   : Elaine Rich
   : Microelectronics Computer Corporation, Austin, Texas
   : HI.Rich@MCC.ARPA
   : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust
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