These unique dumplings are like tiny omelettes cooked in a ladle directly over a burner.

Martha Stewart Living, February 1995


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  • In a large saucepan, combine stock, 1 knob of ginger cut into 3 slices, and rice wine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and discard solids; set aside.

  • Place all the mushrooms in a bowl; cover with 2 cups very hot water. Soak until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain, discard the liquid, and remove and discard the stems; set aside.

  • Grate the other knob of ginger to obtain 1 teaspoon and combine it with the pork, 1 tablespoon of the egg mixture, cornstarch, salt, 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil, sugar, scallion, and fish sauce and set aside.

  • Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large soup ladle over a medium flame. Place about 1 tablespoon of the beaten egg in the ladle and swirl it, making a 3-inch circle, until the edges are set and the center is still wet. Use chopsticks to place about 1/4 teaspoon of pork filling in the center. Fold one side over, making a half circle. Use the blunt end of the chopsticks to gently press the edges together. Repeat until all the eggs and filling are used up. You should have 16 dumplings.

  • Pour broth into a large saucepan and add the mushrooms and all of the remaining ingredients. Place dumplings on the top. Bring broth to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.