Simple Mushroom Stalks Soup
250g dried mushrooms stalks
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
1 tbsp Shao Hsing Hua Tiau wine
½ –¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp sugar or to taste
¼ tsp pepper
¾ tsp vegetarian stock granules
1 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tbsp water
Rinse mushroom stalks well and soak until tender. Remove, rinse again and drain well. Use a chopper to smash the mushroom stalks until soft and flat, then cut or shred the stalks finely.
Heat sesame oil and sauté ginger until fragrant, then add mushroom stalks. Stir until aromatic. Adjust with seasoning to taste.
Pour in water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10–15 minutes. Add thickening and splash in 1 tablespoon Shao Hsing Hua Tiau wine to taste.