Authentic Moo Shu Pork

Although moo shu pancakes are often served as a side dish, they are not part of the traditional Chinese moo shu pork preparation. It’s ridiculously simple, and it tastes great. Cucumber, egg, and black wood ear mushrooms? That’s a bit strange at first glance. Wow, that’s a potent mix.

Oh, and who prepares cucumbers anyway? However, in China, cucumbers are not only used as a cold appetizer but also as a common ingredient in stir-fries. The concept seemed strange to us at first, but after giving it a try, we saw its merit.

Try it too!



  • 225g thinly sliced pork
  • 1 slice ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt


  • 2 chopped scallions
  • 1 deseeded cucumber (cut on a 45-degree angle)
  • 1 cup of washed and drained rehydrated black wood ears
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of Shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons of light soy sauce
  • Salt


  1. Marinate the pork for 20-30 minutes in the ingredients you’ve chosen.
  2. The eggs must be prepared at this time. Blend the eggs, rice wine, and salt together in a bowl. Bring 1 tablespoon of oil to temperature over a high flame in a wok.
  3. Scramble the eggs with the beaten ones, and then remove the pan from the stovetop. Separate the cooked eggs and set them aside.
  4. Back on high heat, add another 2 tablespoons of oil to the wok. Sear the pork until lightly browned, adding it when the oil begins to smoke. Chopped scallion should be added next, and the dish should be stirred.
  5. Then, throw in some wood ear mushrooms and cucumber slices. To evenly distribute flavors, stir-fried the ingredients. Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, and water should now be added.
  6. Keep stirring for a full 30 seconds to ensure everything is cooked through.
  7. After the 30 seconds are up, throw in the hard-cooked eggs and give everything a last swirl.

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