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    Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

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    • on February 03, 2010

    • on September 29, 2008

      3 Stars, very good but mild soup, but it was not spicy nor sour enough to be a close replacement for the version sold in good Szechuan restaurants in the U.S. Please see my rating system, I reduce to 3 stars when I believe a recipe needs corrections or clarification. I think the "chili sauce" I used was not the ingredient Cook Food Mood intended; she probably meant garlic and red chile paste instead, or I needed to be mindful that Chinese chili sauce is much more potent than my usual Heinz 57 variety. I think this dish usually has julienned pork or ham as opposed to thinly sliced ham (which equates to deli sandwich slices in the U.S.). Oddly, at Whole Foods Market I could not find dried Chinese mushrooms, but I used 8 ounces of beautiful fresh oyster, baby portabella and shitake mushrooms, removing the stems. My soup looked like the restaurant dish, but it lacked the strong taste I usually get at a restaurant. I used a very good quality firm tofu, which worked fine, and DH said he could handle it (just as he does when he eats out!). I used rice salad vinegar because I thought that would be closer to oriental cooking; I did not think that apple cider vinegar was the intended taste. It may be possible that my rice salad vinegar was too diluted and I should have purchased Chinese rice vinegar. I used a regular sake for the Chinese wine. If Cook Food Mood revises or clarifies the ingredients, I would be happy to re-make this soup and re-review. Made for Fall 2008 Pick-a-Chef.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (464 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 191.6
    Calories from Fat 63
    Total Fat 7.0 g
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    Cholesterol 126.6 mg
    Sodium 1233.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 20.9 g

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    Chinese wine

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