Moo Shu Pork (Muxu Rou)

Prep Time: 60 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Ready In: 70 mins
Serves: 2
Photo: Moo Shu Pork (Muxu Rou)

Muxu Pork or 木须肉 is a typical Northern dish in China. It made with pork, black “wood ear” fungus, eggs, daylily, and cucumber. It’s light, healthy, and very delicious.



  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Chinese cooking sherry/wine
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp MSG
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbs water

other ingedients

  • 250 g pork tenderloin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium size cucumber
  • 5 g dried black "wood ear" fungus
  • 15 pieces dried daylily
  • 3 tbs vegetable oil


  1. Soak the black fungus and daylily in a large bowl of warm water for 1 hour to rehydrate. Remove the hard stems and cut black fungus into small pieces. Wash well, drain, and set aside.
  2. Add all the marinade ingredients in a medium bowl, cut the pork into 0.5 cm thin slices. Marinade the meat in the mixture for 30 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic, finely chopped scallion, and the rest sauce ingredients in a medium size bowl, mix well, set aside.
  4. Cut cucumber into 0.5 cm thin slice, set aside. In a small bowl, beat 2 eggs until white and york mix together.
  5. Turn on stove on high heat, add 1 tbs oil in a wok, scramble the beaten eggs until solid, remove it and place it on a dish.
  6. Add 2 tbs oil in the same wok, heat the oil until a slight smoke rise. Stir - fry the marinade pork until changed color, add cucumber slice, black fungus, daylily and the sauce fry 1 minute, mix well.
  7. Add the scrambled eggs, mix well with everything in the wok. Serve immediately.


  • Pork tenderloin is good for quick frying, but it can be substituted with pork belly or chicken breast if you desire.
  • If daylily is difficult to find, julienned carrots can be added as an additional vegetable and for colour.

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