Hot & Sour Soup With Ginger

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 15 mins

There are a lot of Hot & Sour soups here on Recipezaar but I couldn't find one quite like this. It is from a Bon Appetit "Tastes of the world" cookbook I will be making it soon and will add to the introduction

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine broth and mushrooms. let stand until mushrooms soften apprx 20 minutes.
  2. Remove mushrooms from the broth and squeeze over the bowl with the broth.
  3. Discard mushroom stems: thinly slice caps.
  4. Combine vinegar & cornstarch, stir to blend,.
  5. Heat oil in a large saucepan, add ginger, saute 30 seconds.
  6. Pour in the reserved broth.
  7. Bring to boil.
  8. Add tofu, noodles, soy sauce, red chili flakes, sugar & mushrooms.
  9. Simmer 5 minutes.
  10. Add cornstarch mixture, stir until slightly thickened apprx 1 minute.
Most Helpful

I have made this for years, a family favorite. Sometimes we add barley and use fresh shiitake mushrooms. we always add a bit more water and vinegar. really you can play with this recipe and it is always good

natalena M. December 09, 2013

This recipe had such wonderful flavors; I'll be sure to make it again. Instead of the dried shiitake mushrooms I used fresh ones and I added a little more water.

Babealer April 05, 2009