The Rainbow Soup


Preparation info
  • It serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

This is a soup that puts leftover poultry and pork to good use. It is beautiful-looking, ideal for entertaining. You create a colorful mound of ingredients with a delicate stock poured around it.


  • 1 large dried Chinese black mushroom (presoaked)
  • 2 ounces transparent noodles (presoaked)
  • 1 cup


Soak the mushroom in hot water for 30 minutes. Rinse, destem, and set aside.

Soak the transparent noodles in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain and simmer them with 1 cup stock and the soy sauce over extremely low heat for 5 minutes. Drain and set them aside.

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