Taro Abacus Beads with Mushroom Pork Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes


    servings as a main dish
    • Difficulty


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By Linda Anusasananan

Published 2012

  • About

A glossy brown sauce freckled with bits of ground pork, mushrooms, and green onions cloaks chewy taro abacus beads. We ate this fresh pasta dish as a part of a multicourse Chinese meal at Doreen Ho’s home in Singapore. It can also be served as a satisfying main dish with a side of stir-fried greens.



  • cups chicken broth, homemade or purchased
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce


For the Sauce

In a small bowl, mix the broth, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and salt.

For the Stir-fry

  1. Rinse the mushrooms. If using dried mushrooms, place in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Soak until soft, 20 minutes for thin caps to 2 hours for thick caps