Ya-Yai Mushroom Soup

Ya-Yai Mushroom Soup
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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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3
Servings
692
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 1 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
18g
26%
Sugar
15g
17%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
105g
81%
Protein
29g
63%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
89mg
9%
Choline, total
39mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
87µg
22%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
107mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
85mg
12%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
2903mg
100%
Water
189g
7%
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.