Buddha's Delight

Buddha's Delight
Photo by Mikkel Vang

Ingredients

  • 2 romaine hearts
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce (preferably Pearl River Bridge brand)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups fresh soybean sprouts
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • ½ pound fresh or frozen large bamboo shoots
    • ¼ cup Chinese rice wine (preferably Shaoxing) or medium-dry Sherry
    • 12 large dried black mushrooms (3 oz)
    • ½ cup fresh or frozen ginkgo nuts
    • 5 cups water
    • 1 1/2-lb firm fresh tofu cake, or 1/2 cake from a 14- to 16-oz package
    • 2 dried bean curd skins (2 oz total)
    • 1/3 cup vegetarian oyster sauce
    • 3 ounces very thin bean thread noodles (2 small skeins; also known as cellophane, glass, or mung bean noodles)

Soak mushrooms in 5 cups boiling-hot water in a bowl, keeping them submerged with a small plate and turning mushrooms over occasionally, until softened and cool enough to handle, about 30 minutes. Squeeze excess liquid from caps back into bowl and reserve liquid, then cut out and discard stems fr...

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