Hot and Sour Soup

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by bigbadbrenda

Another Asian soup for our Zaar tour 4. Hot and sour soup is one of the most popular soups in Chinese restaurants. I found this one in a chicken book. Wipe the mushoms caps and stalk before cooking as they have a strong flavour.

Top Review by mersaydees

DH and I really enjoyed this soup! This is a very classic version of the recipe found in Chinese restaurants. One pint of chicken stock didn't seem quite enough as I must have thrown in more mushrooms, chicken, and tofu than called for, so I increased the amount of chicken stock and other liquids, including adding some of the liquid I soaked the mushrooms in. I also added a few Chinese dumplings to the pot while it was simmering and removed them and served them on the side with our favorite dipping sauce, recipe #446277. Thanks, bigbadbrenda, for a delightful soup!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain and squeeze the mushrooms and thinly slice them discarding the hard stalk.
  2. Thinly slice the bamboo shoots, tofu and chicken or pork.
  3. Mix the cornflour with 1 1/2 tbsp water to make a paste. Set asaide.
  4. Bring the stock to a rolling boil and add the mushrooms, tofu bamboo shoots and chicken. Bring back to a boil and simmer for 1 minute.
  5. Add the soy sauce, wine and vinegar.
  6. Bring back to a boil and add the paste add the peppe and season with salt.
  7. Serve hot and sprinle the spring onions.

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