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Pork Shabu Salad with Ponzu Dressing & Egg Drop Soup

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    Egg Drop Soup in a bowl.

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    Pork Shabu Salad with Ponzu Dressing on a plate.
    Pork Shabu Salad with Ponzu Dressing & Egg Drop Soup
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    50 mins

    You make salad and you get a free soup! If you enjoy eating Shabu Shabu or like Ponzu flavor, I'm sure you'll like this salad.

    Course: Condiments, Salad, Soup
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: egg soup, shabu shabu
    Servings: 2
    Author: Namiko Chen
    [Pork Shabu Salad with Ponzu Dressing]
    Ponzu Dressing:
    [Egg Drop Soup]
    • 2 cups chicken stock/broth (or the leftover soup from cooking sliced pork above)
    • ½ silken/soft tofu (cut into ½ inch cubes) (or medium firm tofu)
    • 2 large eggs (50 g each w/o shell) (beaten in a small bowl)
    • 1 green onion/scallion (chopped)
    • 1 tsp soy sauce
    • ½ tsp kosher/sea salt (I use Diamond Crystal; Use half for table salt)
    • ¼ tsp white pepper powder
    [Pork Shabu Salad with Ponzu Dressing]
    1. Prepare the salad. Combine all the ingredients for Ponzu Dressing in a small bowl and mix well.
      Pork Shabu Salad 1
    2. Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan. When boiling, add sake.
      Pork Shabu Salad 2
    3. Hold a slice of meat with chopsticks and place it into the boiling water.
      Pork Shabu Salad 3
    4. You can cook 2-3 slices of meat at a time.
      chopsticks holding a thin slice of work cooking pan with hot water
    5. When the meat changes color, transfer it to a paper towel to drain water.
      Pork Shabu Salad 5
    6. When you finish cooking all the meat, don’t discard the liquid. Keep the stock in the pan for cooking Egg Drop Soup later on.
    7. Place the cooked meat on top of the lettuce and put Shiso leaves on top. Pour Ponzu Dressing when you are ready to eat.
    [Egg Drop Soup]
    1. Gather all the ingredients for Egg Drop Soup.

    2. Keep the soup simmering over medium heat and use a sieve to skim off the scum and fat from the soup. To clean the sieve, you can prepare a bowl of water and clean the sieve in the bowl every time you pick up scum.
      Egg Flower Soup 1
    3. When the soup is clean, add Seasonings and tofu and wait till boil again.
      Egg Flower Soup 2
    4. SLOWLY stir in egg, moving the bowl around over the saucepan. If you pour the egg too quickly it’ll become chunky instead of flowery. You will see the fluffy egg start to flow.
      Egg Flower Soup 3
    5. Serve in the soup bowl and garnish with green onions. Serve immediately.
    Recipe Notes

    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

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