Chicken with Moqua Soup

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5 Cups of Water
4 Pieces of chicken thigh or leg or combination, with bones, with or without skin
6 dried shitake mushroom- soaked in water till soft, discard the stems
1 small moqua, cut crosswise, peeled, cut in half and seeded
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
Fish Sauce or salt to taste


In medium saucepan, bring the water and chicken to boil, skim the foam our and add soy sauce and fish sauce.  Simmer the chicken until tender, about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes, add moqua, cook 15 minutes longer until moqua is soft and cook through.