|Soy sauce||1 Teaspoon|
|Pork||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced in pieces 0.5 x 0.25 x 0.75 inch|
|Vegetable oil||1 Tablespoon|
|Water||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Mushrooms||10 Medium, cut into 0.5 inch strips|
|Dates||5 (If Desired, Red Variety)|
|Bamboo shoots||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sliced in, pieces 0.5 x 0.25 x 0.75 inch|
Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, cornstarch, and soy sauce to the pork and allow them to stand for 5 minutes.
Heat the oil and brown the pork for 3 minutes.
Add the water, mushrooms, red dates, bamboo shoots, and remaining salt, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.
Discard the red dates.
Peel the cucumbers and cut them into cross sections.
Add the cucumber pieces to the soup and boil it for 3 minutes.
Fish balls may be added.
Drop them into the boiling soup and boil for 3 minutes after they come to the surface.
Then add the cucumber pieces and boil the soup for 3 minutes.