Rehydrate the white wood ear mushrooms, rinse clean, then chop into bite-sized pieces.
Place the white wood ear mushrooms in a pressure cooker with twice the amount of water, and once steam is emitted, cook for 20 minutes, then leave it until the pressure drops.
Rinse the pears, remove the seeds, chop into chunks, and add them to the pot. Add just enough water to immerse the ingredients, cook for 10 minutes, then leave it until the pressure drops.
Add the Chinese wolfberry fruit and it's done!
Story Behind this Recipe
White wood ear mushrooms are called yín ěr ("silver ear") in Chinese and are used mostly in desserts. They are also prized as medicinal food for supporting longevity. In China, this sweet, tasty dessert with white wood ear mushrooms and snow pears is popular in the fall season. I used Nijusseki pears and it turned out very delicious.
There's nothing to it. If you like it with a lot of soup, add plenty of water.