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Hot and Sour Soup

bob_lyon's picture

Hi-Can someone please give me the receipe for Hot and Sour Soup,or at least tell me where I can find it.Thanks for your help. BL

MEAN_CHEF's picture

(post #25392, reply #1 of 2)


*4 dried Chinese mushrooms
*16 ounces bean curd, well drained
*1/2 cup canned bamboo shoots, drained
*4 cups chicken stock
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 tablespoon soy sauce
*4 ounces pork, cut into thin slices about 2 inches long. Can use chicken
*1/4 teaspoon white pepper
*2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
*2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons water
*1 egg, beaten
*2 teaspoons sesame-seed oil
*1 green onion, sliced

Cover the mushrooms in a small bowl with warm water. Let them soak for 30 minutes to soften. Strain mushroom liquid and reserve. Cut the mushrooms into 1/4-inch slices; set aside.
Slice bean curd and bamboo shoots into 1/4inch slices and set aside.

Place the chicken stock in a large pot. Add the salt, soy sauce, mushroom liquid, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and pork. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer soup for 3 minutes. Add the white pepper, vinegar, and bean curd. Return soup to a boil. Give the cornstarch mixture a stir, then add to soup, followed by the beaten egg, while stirring gently. Remove the pot from the heat. Add the sesame oil and sprinkle soup with green onions to serve.

You can fool with these quantities all you want to taste. Make it more hot or sour. This soup is typically a garbage soup made from left over bits and pieces anyway. Don't think I've made it exactly the same twice. I just use the recipe simply to remember the list of ingredients. Other things I have added include hot chile oil or paste, bok choy, spinach, and small diced carrots,

bob_lyon's picture

(post #25392, reply #2 of 2)

Hi-I just want to say thank you for the receipe.BL