This is a simple, yet flavour-packed Chinese soup. Tofu is simmered with bamboo shoot, shiitake mushrooms, cloud ear mushrooms, ham and eggs in a hot and sour soup base.
Dried cloud ear mushrooms (also known as black wood fungus or wood ear), fresh bamboo shoots, dried shiitake mushrooms and Shaoxing wine can be purchased in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops.
Using a very good chicken broth / stock is essential. We needed to add a bit more vinegar and I didn't add the ham. As written this made enough for 2 servings. - 12 Feb 2015
Delicious soup. I used fresh shitakes and used a bit of mirin and white wine for the Shaoxing. Need a bit more vinegar for my tastes, This was a great lunch today - 12 Feb 2015