This is one of my favorites of my dad’s concoctions! :D
-1 tbsp cornstarch
-1 tbsp chicken essence
-frozen vegetables (e.g. corn, green peas, carrots, etc.)
1) Shred beef and marinate with cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and chicken essence for at least half an hour.
2) Fill pot halfway full with water. Add salt and chicken essence. After it boils, add the frozen veggies. When it boils again, add the beef. After it boils yet again, add the tofu.
3) Add rice cakes and serve.