This is a quick and easy Chinese hot and sour soup that includes tofu, bamboo, shitake mushrooms and cloud ear mushrooms in a rich chicken broth.
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 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)
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 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)