Cookbook:Hot and Sour Soup

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Hot and Sour Soup
Category Soup recipes
Servings 4 persons
Time 15-20 minutes

Hot and Sour Soup is a popular soup served at Chinese restaurants in the United States. This version tastes exactly like that served at various Chinese restaurants in California.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

For 4 servings:

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Bring chicken broth to a simmer in a 2-quart saucepan.
  2. Add soy sauce, shredded meat, mushrooms and garlic chili sauce.
  3. Simmer for five minutes.
  4. Add black pepper, white vinegar, bamboo shoots, tofu.
  5. Simmer for five minutes.
  6. Combine three tablespoons of cornstarch with two tablespoons of cold water in a cup. Stir until mixture is smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to soup and stir well.
  7. Simmer for five minutes until soup is thickened.
  8. Beat egg in a cup until yolk and white are combined. Pour beaten egg slowly, in a fine stream into soup. Stir soup several times.
  9. Wait 30 seconds.
  10. Add green onions and sesame oil to soup. Stir well. Remove from heat.
  11. Serve hot.

Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]

  • Adjust vinegar, ground black pepper, garlic chili sauce and soy sauce to taste. American vinegar is much more acidic than its Chinese counterpart, so start with very little and add slowly.
  • Add or remove mushrooms, bamboo shoots, or tofu as needed. These three ingredients don't add much to the taste, mostly they add to the texture of the soup.