• 5 eggs
  • ½ pound of crab - shredded
  • 1 cup of shiitake mushrooms - sliced thin
  • ½ pound of boiled bamboo shoots - cut into thin sticks
  • 1 knob of ginger - cut into thin sticks
  • 2 scallions - sliced thin at an angle
  • Salt, pepper, sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 Tbsp light oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Sweet and sour sauce
  • In addition to the above
  • 1 cup of Chinese chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • ⅓ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp potato starch dissolved in 1 Tbsp of water


Cut shiitake, bamboo shoots, ginger and green onions. Prepare shredded crab.

Break eggs in bowl and mix with a dash of salt, pepper, sugar and 2 tbsp of Shaoxing wine and mix gently without frothing.

Combine all ingredients except potato starch for sweet and sour sauce in a bowl.

Heat wok slowly to make sure that the entire wok is hot, then turn to high heat. Check for the Leidenfrost effectLeidenfrost Effect
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, which is key to getting everything cooked properly and not stick to the pan.

Add 1 tbsp of light oil and stir fry the bamboo shoots, shiitake and ginger.

Add crab, add 1 tsp of sesame oil and stir fry.

Transfer to bowl and clean wok.

Add egg mixture and green onions to bowl and fold together.

Heat wok, add 1 tbsp light oil and pour egg mixture in. Once the edges start to solidify, fold the egg in on it self and cook without mixing aggressively. Before it is completely set, remove everything from wok.

Add sweet and source mix to wok and heat. After boiling, slowly mix in potato starch/water mixture until the sauce becomes thick.

Pour the sauce over everything and serve.