Mu Shu Pork

Mu Shu Pork

I recently came across a post about Mu Shu Pork . Up until reading the post I did not know what mu shu pork was. Mu shu pork is a Chinese dish that includes shredded pork, eggs, mushrooms and vegetables. It is seasoned with some sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Mu shu pork is generally wrapped in mu shu shells otherwise known as mandarin pancakes. The mandarin pancakes are similar to tortillas but thinner. After a quick search I found a recipe for the mandarin pancakes . The mu shu pork was easy to make and it was pretty tasty. I had some trouble with the mandarin pancakes though. The recipe called for rolling two of the pancakes at the same time separated by some sesame oil. After the pancake is cooked you are supposed to separate them but I couldn't get them to separate. They had become one when rolled... The mandarin pancakes ended up being too thick but they were still warm and soft and they worked. This was my first time using hoisin sauce as a condiment and I thought that it worked well as such. Overall I really enjoyed the mu shu pork filling but I think that I might buy some shells next time.

Mu Shu Pork

Mu Shu Pork

Mu Shu Pork

  • 1 pound pork (cut into strips)
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 medium head cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms (stemmed and cut into strips)
  • 1 cup bamboo shoots (cut into strips)
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 3 green onions (chopped)
  • mu shu shells
  • hoisin sauce
  1. Mix the soy sauce, sesame oil and cornstarch in a bowl.
  2. Add the pork strips.
  3. Cook the egg like and omelette. (I cooked the egg in a non-stick pan.)
  4. When the egg is cook enough to handle cut it into strips.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan.
  6. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  7. Add the pork and saute until cooked.
  8. Add the cabbage, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts and cook until the cabbage starts to wilt.
  9. Remove from the heat.
  10. Place some of the pork mixture on a mu shu shell add some hoisin sauce and wrap.


Anonymous said...

What a bummer that you had problems with the mandarin pancakes! I also thought that rolling two pancakes together was a little weird, but the two pancakes came apart really easily for me.

I used Jen's recipe for mu shu pork too. It was so good - I've been wanting to make it again ever since I had it the first time.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I love mu shu pork and frequently make it as mu shu chicken. Yours looks delicious!

When making the pancakes, they usually develop an air bubble when you cook them and that helps them to separate. But, you can give yourself a heck of a steam burn when you pull them apart, so be careful there!

Helene said...

Another good looking recipe.

Dhanggit said...

oh this sounds lovely!! i havent heard about this recipe.. i thought they were soft tacos at first..i would love tio try them tonight.. you think i can replace pork with chicken? thanks for the recipe i'll cook them tonight :-)

Peter M said...

Kevin, you seem to tackle dishes one would order in for're going to put some guys outta business!

I like wraps....all in one meals.

tigerfish said...

Oh, they really resemble tortillas. Here, we have something called Poh Pia - which is also using a very thin flour-like pancake that wraps shredded turnips and vegetables. Its the non-fried version of spring roll.

Cooking and the City said...

before now I'd never heard of Mu Shu Pork. thanks for sharing Kevin, it looks great :-)

giz said...

I love this idea and not high in calories either. What cut of pork did you use?
BTW - I tried your spinach-crab dip - it's to die for. Thanks

Kate / Kajal said...

wow i simply love wraps ... only thing is i dont eat pork , but will very easily substitute it with chicken.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Kevin. I'm sure it was tasty :)

Brilynn said...

The shells take a little practice, but are worth it when you get the hang of it. I love mu shu pork!

Cynthia said...

Everytime, everytime I come here, I suddenly feel like eating whatever you have posted about. No kidding.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Very interesting, I have never heard before of mu shu shells, I have look for them next time I shop... they look very much like tortilla wraps to me :)

marye said...

wow, now I am hungry for chinese food.

MrsPresley said...

i love mu shu pork! have never tried making it myself at home though... my mom usually just buys the pancakes at the grocery store though

Pam said...

I have always been curious about mu shu pork. I've never even had it for take out.

Katerina said...

I love mu shu too but haven't ever thought of making it at home, funny that.

Rodney said...

I actually think it is the hoisin sauce I like, but mu shu pork/chicken/shrimp accompanies it nicely.

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