• prep: 20 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 40 min
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  • Summary

    Recipe video above. A firm Chinese starter favourite! A glossy soup broth that's savoury, sour and as spicy as you want it to be, filled with mushrooms, tofu and bamboo shoots. Skip the chicken to make it meat free, or add shrimp/prawns or fish pieces. Serves 6 - 8 as a starter, or 4  as a light meal.

    Ingredients

    • 220 g / 7oz chicken breast
    • 12 dried shiitake mushrooms ((or 150g/5oz fresh) (Note 1))
    • 1/2 cup wood ear mushrooms (, chopped 1.5cm/ 3/5" pieces (Note 1))
    • 1 tsp dried chilli / red pepper flakes (, adjust spice to taste (Note 2))
    • 2 tsp dark soy sauce ((Note 3))
    • 1 tbsp light soy sauce ((Note 3))
    • 1 tsp ginger (, finely grated)
    • 1/2 tsp white pepper ((sub black))
    • 6 cups (1.5L/1.5qt) chicken or veg stock/broth (, low sodium)
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1/4 cup (65 ml) white vinegar ((adjust to taste))
    • 125 g / 4oz firm tofu (~ 1 cup) (, cut into 1.2cm / 0.5" cubes (Note 4))
    • 1/4 cup bamboo shoots (, thinly sliced (Note 5))
    • 2 eggs (, whisked)
    • 1/4 cup (40g) cornstarch/cornflour
    • 1/4 cup (125 ml) water
    • Salt to taste
    • 1 shallot/scallion (, finely sliced)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2811 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 84 g 129.46%
    • Saturated Fat: 14 g 70.89%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1138 mg 379.41%
    • Sodium: 1220 mg 50.85%
    • Calcium: 1137 mg 113.7%
    • Potassium: 5433 mg 155.23%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 26 mg 143.78%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 27 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.94%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 441 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 6 g
    • Vitamin A 13.15%
    • Vitamin C 1.84%
    • Vitamin D 6.63%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat62
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total63 oz-eq

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