A classic street food. This is Sunday breakfast treat in my house. Of course, my mom has never made them. Her philosophy: why bother trying when somebody at the corner can do it so much faster, and so much better? :=D
Wood ear mushrooms and fried shallots can be purchased at Asian grocery stores. You can also make your own fried shallots: slice shallots very thin. Heat vegetable oil to medium/medium high, throw in the shallots and take them out right away with the net spoon. Leave on paper towel to drain off excess oil.