6dried Chinese mushroomssoaked in warm water for 15 mins, washed, drained, cut into halves
2dried bean curd stickssoaked in water for 15 mins, drained, cut into 1-inch lengths
6dried oysterswashed in hot boiled water
6dried scallopswashed in hot water
300gsilky tofudrained, cut into cubes
chicken stock or water
seal salt and pepperto taste
In a small saucepan, bring water to boil and parboil the chicken breast meat or pork ribs for a few minutes to remove scum and grit. Discard the water, and wash well.
Place all ingredients (except tofu and salt) in a slow cooker. Add enough water or stock to cover the ingredients. Cook on Auto or High setting for at least 3 hours, or till winter melon is soft. If cooking in a deep pot, bring all the ingredients in stock or water to a boil, then lower heat and let simmer for at least 2 to 3 hours, or till winter melon is soft.
Add tofu during the last 15 to 20 minutes of cooking. Season to taste. Serve hot or warm.