This easy and fast to cook soup is my family's favorite. There are only 3 ingredients, lean pork, zha cai aka szechuan preserved vegetable and stock in this quick soup. If i should boil zha cai with pork ribs, i usually add in tomatoes. Read about this vegetable Zha Cai here and below are pictures of the can and the vegetable. I like to cook this vegetable shredded, so, look for the shredded ones instead of whole.
1/2 lb lean pork - slice
1/4 cup shredded szechuan preserved vegetable
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup water
1 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp tapioca starch
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
Mix sliced pork with marinate and leave aside.
Put chicken stock, water and shredded szechuan vegetables in a corningware casserole and bring to the boil. Lower heat and let it simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes until the vegetable is soft.
Add in the marinated pork and stir to loosen the pork slices. Bring back to the boil.
Sprinkle cilantro or spring onions and serve hot.