Hot and Sour Soup - Easy Version

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Just Call Me Martha

This is a very simple and quick version of a hot and sour soup. It contains many less ingredients than a traditional hot and sour soup, but is great nevertheless.

Top Review by Kisskagome13

I thought this was very good. And for the person who commented before, it does have the "sour". "3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar" That's the sour. This was a very good take on hot and sour soup. I thought the tomato juice was a little strange for it before I made it, but it turned out quite good. Thank you for this recipe. I will definitely make it again. ^_^

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine broth, tomato juice, soya sauce, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, red pepper, hot pepper sauce and pepper flakes.
  2. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  3. Add vinegar, green onion and chicken.
  4. Simmer for 1 minute longer.
  5. Combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup water; mix well and stir into soup.
  6. Simmer until mixture is slightly thickened.
  7. Slowly add beaten egg in a continuous stream while soup is boiling.
  8. Continue stirring until egg is cooked and looks like threads throughout the soup.
  9. Serve.

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