Prepared this simple soup for two with ingredients mostly available in my kitchen. I believe most Chinese kitchen would have them too.
This is a healthy soup with wood ear fungus [known to help to reduce cholesterol, improves blood circulation and lower blood pressure] and red dates [rich in vitamins, antioxidants and minerals etc]. Though there is pork but it is lean pork meat.
Recipe adapted from Christine's Recipes
10 gm wood ear fungus - soaked to soften and cut strips
9 red dates
a few slices ginger
100 gm lean pork - sliced and marinate with some pepper, light soy sauce, cooking wine and cornstarch
750 ml water
salt and chicken stock granules to taste
- Bring water to bowl in a soup pot or claypot.
- Add in ginger, black fungus and red dates. Bring to boil over medium heat until aromatic.
- Add in marinated pork slices and seasoning. Stir to loosen up the meat slices.
- Bring to boil again. Taste to adjust seasoning.
- Serve hot.