Wooden Ears and Honey Suckle Melody


* 1/2 medium cabbage, cleaned and cut.
* 6 Oz dry Honey Suckles, soaked in water for 2 hours, rinsed and drained.
* 6 Oz Wooden Ears, soaked in water for 2 hours, cleaned and cut/snapped into smaller pieces or left whole.
* 1/3 can Preserved Mustard (榨菜), rinsed and shredded.
* Cooking oil, salt, soy sauce, sliced fresh garlic or minced garlic and ground pepper.

* Pour 3 Tbsp cooking oil into pan and heat at medium for 20 seconds, add cabbage, sprinkle a little salt and cook for 10 minutes, stir every few minutes. Remove cabbage from pan and set aside.
* Pour 2 Tbsp cooking oil into pan, stir in garlic and heat at medium for 20 seconds. Add Wooden Ears, leave in pan for 3 minutes, stir occasionally; mix in the Honey Suckles, leave in pan for 7 minutes and stir occasionally.
* Transfer the cabbage back into the pan, mix in Preserved Mustard; season with 1 and ½ tsp salt, 1Tbsp soy sauce and ½ tsp ground pepper; blend all together thoroughly. Leave in pan for 5 minutes, stir once or twice in between. Remove from pan and serve.

Ta-dah, you have yourself a delicious and salubrious veggie dish. Chinese believe that Wooden Ears have the wonderful ability of thinning blood and therefore preventing blood clotting.