Ya-Yai Mushroom Soup

Ya-Yai Mushroom Soup
Staff Writer
Ya-Yai Mushroom Soup

Ember Room

Ya-Yai Mushroom Soup

This easy, seasonal mushroom soup is a staple of the dinner menu at Ember Room, located in midtown Manhattan in New York City. With just 10 ingredients, this recipe will keep your shopping list delightfully short.

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Ingredients

For the meatballs

  • 1/4  Cup  ground pork
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  seaweed
  • 1  Tablespoon  cilantro roots, ground in a mortar and pestle
  • 1  Teaspoon  sugar

For the soup

  • 4 1/4  Cups  chicken stock
  • 1/2  Cup  sliced seasonal mushrooms, such as wild or oyster mushrooms
  • 2 1/2  Tablespoons  diced Japanese tofu
  • 1  Teaspoon  whole white peppercorns
  • Mushroom soy sauce, to taste
  • scallion, green and white parts, sliced on a bias, for garnish

Directions

For the meatballs

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of the ingredients and shape into six 1-inch balls.  

For the soup

Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a medium to large pot and add the meatballs. As they begin to cook, add the mushrooms, tofu, and white peppercorns. Cook for 5 minutes. Top with mushroom soy sauce, to taste, and garnish with the scallion.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
37µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
147mg
15%
Choline, total
48mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
46µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
30mg
9%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
192mg
27%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
435mg
29%
Water
321g
12%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Mushroom Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Mushroom Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.