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Vegan Hot and Sour Soup
March 05, 2009

Very good recipe, as good or better than from a restaurant. I did not have wood ear or shitake and so I just sliced up some regular mushrooms... Also, like a few of the other reviewers, I did not use the bamboo fungus or lilly buds. I substituted bamboo shoots for the fungus, but found out afterwards that bamboo fungus is actually a type of mushroom that grows on bamboo. You can find it at an Asian grocery store - it is dried, looks like pasta noodles, and is called "long net stinkhorn". Also, if you did not already know, to make the soup "crackers" that are served in Chinese restaurant, get some wonton wrappers (I found mine in the frozen section of the Chinese grocery store) - these thaw quickly and are doughy shavings that fry up very quickly.

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