so last night i made homemade hot & sour soup! here it is, just after i put in the cornstarch and the veggies, but before i added the egg; it looked fabulous! later, not so much, since the green was cooked right out of the snow peas and it's all a kind of bland brown. overall, it's mostly tasty.
there are a lot of missing ingredients, like the black fungus and lotus root things. admittedly, i got it out of a heart-healthy cookbook, so it wasn't as fatty delicious as it probably is at t.c. choy's. (SO GOOD THERE.)
maybe i need to have my dad make me some next time i see him... and monitor his every move like a hawk.