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Chinese Restaurant-style Rice Bowl

The preparation takes a little time, but it's definitely a delicious Chinese-style rice bowl. The umami from the shiitake broth and shrimp/squid is exquisite!!

Ingredients: 5 servings

Shrimp
15
Squid
1
Thinly sliced pork
200 g
Chinese cabbage
1/8
Bok choy
2 heads
Dried shiitake mushrooms (Recipe ID: 816750)
5
Carrot
1/4 of one carrot
Wood ear mushrooms
to taste
Quail eggs (Recipe ID: 939695)
5
Other vegetables you like
as much as you like
Katakuriko slurry
as needed
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Soup
Chicken stock (recipe ID: 1024547)
500 ml
Broth made from dehydrated shiitake mushrooms
250 g
Soy sauce
100 ml
Oyster sauce
2 tablespoons
Sugar
1 and 1/2 tablespoon
Pre-seasoning for the Shrimp and Squid
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Egg white
1 tablespoon
Katakuriko, vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of each
Pre-seasoning for the pork
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Beaten egg
1 tablespoon
Katakuriko, vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of each

Steps

1. Reconstitute the wood ear mushrooms and dried shiitake mushrooms in water. If possible, you'll want to soak the dried shiitake mushrooms a day in advance.
2. Separate the squid's body and head. Cut the body into 2 x 4 cm slices, and score the slices diagonally (similar to a pine cone).
3. Separate the tough ribs and tender leaves of the bok choy and slice.
4. Also separate the ribs and leaves of the Chinese cabbage and slice. Slice the Chinese cabbage ribs thinly.
5. Slice the carrot into 2 mm slices and lightly blanch.
6. Using the ingredients listed, season the shrimp and squid massaging the ingredients in well.
7. Season the pork too, massaging the ingredients in.
8. Lightly fry the pork, shrimp and squid in 130°C vegetable oil. In a separate pot, add the ingredients for the soup and bring to a gentle boil.
9. Cook the pork to about 80% doneness, and the shrimp and squid till they're about 60% done. The shrimp should now be plump. Be careful not to cook them too much.
10. The tough vegetables (carrot, Chinese cabbage and bok choy ribs) should also be lightly fried.
11. Add the fried vegetables, cloud ear mushrooms and dried shiitake mushrooms to the prepared soup and check the seasoning. Once everything has cooked to about 90% doneness add the tender parts of the vegetables.
12. Add water mixed with katakuriko to thicken the sauce. Drizzle sesame oil to finish.
13. Place some rice on a plate and then top with the mixture. Add boiled quail eggs and it's done!
14. The shrimp are plump and delicious.
15. Here's an easy way to make boiled quail eggs Recipe ID: 939695.
16. Here's how to make chicken stock Recipe ID: 1024547.
17. Homemade dried shiitake mushrooms are cheap and delicious! Recipe ID: 816750.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is more delicious than what you can get at a Chinese restaurant!