the appetizer:

Chinese cooking, like most of Asia, focuses first on a starch like rice or noodles, then adds an accompaniment of meat or seafood, rather than meat first, starch and vegetables second, as found in European-influenced cuisines. Recipes in China are as diverse as the language, with its 80,000 characters, and Chinese immigrants have brought this complex culinary heritage to almost every region of the world.

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Egg Drop Soup

1 1-1/2 pound pork bone
6 cups water
1 slice fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon rice wine
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cornstarch combined with 1 teaspoon water
2 eggs, beaten
1 green onion, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped ham
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Place pork bone in a large pot and add water and ginger. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 hours. Discard bone. Add wine, pepper, and salt. Give cornstarch mixture a stir, then add to soup while stirring. Bring soup to a boil and add beaten eggs. Quickly stir in one direction only. Remove soup from heat. Add green onion, ham, and oil. Serve hot.


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This page modified January 2007