By Hadice on January 24, 2005
Photo by CookbookCarrie
Photo by CookbookCarrie
"Vegetarian version of the Chinese favorite. Many thin tofu is bland, but it actually takes on the flavor of whatever it is cooked in. In this case it happens to be soy, vinegar and pepper flakes."
Serving Size: 1 (224 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I thought this was alright, perfectly fine for a healthy lunch maybe with some toast. I imagine the flavors will be fuller once frozen and reheated which I look forward to."
"This was just what I needed. I omitted the red bell pepper and added a couple kinds of dried mushrooms. After reading some of the other reviews I also added less tofu. Very nice comforting soup."
"As a tofu newbie I really enjoyed this. I think for other newbies the tofu should be cut up a little smaller or possibly grated. Delicious flavor!"
"I LOVED this soup. I'm made it as written, although I did add a handfull of dried shitake mushrooms, because I had them on hand. Next time, and, oh yes, there WILL be a next time, I will cut down on the tofu (there's a LOT of tofu). I'll probably also add some thinly sliced bamboo shoots. Thanks for posting. This is definitely a keeper!"
"This was great and easy. I private chef and my client said "I especially enjoyed the Hot and Sour for its texture and flavour.This upcoming week I'd love a repeat on the Hot and Sour." "
"Nice soup! Very healthful too (might want to cut back a bit on the vegetable oil though, like I did). Just perfect for a vegetarian who hates mushrooms too! I used a red pepper, added snow peas and about a cup and a half of rice to make a one-dish meal. My only recommendation would be to double the vinegar, or add to taste along with salt and pepper. BF and I like our hot and sour soups very sour! (I also served with additional vinegar and soy sauce.) Thanks very much Hadice!"
"Super soup recipe! I had to substitute the snow peas with baby corn because my SO does not like snow peas. I also added a ts of miso at the end. This recipe is a keeper."
"Very good soup!!! I particularly liked the texture of the water chestnuts. I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting Hadice."
"This is VERY good. As you can see by my photo..I had to use green peppers as I didnt have red, I also used bamboo shoots instead of water chestnuts...it is excellent. Make sure your red pepper flakes are not "aged" as I had to use twice as much to get it "Hot" Thanks!"