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Bamboo Shoot Soup

I once had a get together cancelled due to a sickness in the household. When asked, if there was anything I could do ?? Perhaps make a pot of soup ?? This bamboo shoot soup recipe was quickly given to me over the phone straight from the ailing individual. I make this often.
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian, Local
Keyword: pot of soup, recipe, bamboo shoot soup, chicken stock
Yield: 3 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • 4 c.  chicken stock
  • 1/2 c. bamboo shoots, thinly sliced, rinse well
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, soaked, stemmed; thinly sliced
  • 1 TB rice wine vinegar
  • 2 TB light Aloha shoyu
  • pinch salt, white pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. cornstarch mixed with 1 TB chicken stock
  • 1 large egg, well beaten
  • 3 stalks green onion, thinly sliced.


  • In a large saucepan over medium high heat; bring stock to a boil.
  • Add bamboo shoots, mushrooms, vinegar and soy sauce. 
  • Season.
  • Cook 10-15 minutes. 
  • Stir in cornstarch mixture and bring soup slowly back to a boil.
  • Stir until slightly thicken.
  • Reduce heat. 
  • Gently stir in egg, garnish with green onions.

How To Serve:

  • Serves 3-4.