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Hot & Sour Soup Recipe

Hot & Sour Soup by Dish Ditty Recipes

Hot & Sour Soup is a must have Chinese restaurant style soup. It is super easy to make, and can even be quickly made during your busy weeknights.

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Hot & Sour Soup

Hot & Sour Soup

Step 1

In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and 1/2 cup of water and set aside.

Step 2

In a large pot, bring to boil chicken broth, water, soy sauce, and dark soy sauce. Lower to a slow boil and add mushrooms and pork. Cook for about 5 minutes, or continue cooking until mushrooms are soft.

Step 3

Add vinegar, bamboo shoots, tofu and white pepper. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.

Step 4

Increase the temperature to a moderate boil, stir the cornstarch and water mixture, and add the mixture to the soup, stirring constantly. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly to thicken the soup.

Step 5

Once the soup is to the thickness you desire, remove from heat. Add the beaten eggs into the soup in a swirl pattern (do not stir yet). Count to 10 and then, using a pair of chopsticks, stir slowly in the opposite direction.

NOTE: If you wait too long, your eggs will be scrambled not glistened. So be sure to just count to 10 and not get distracted (found from experience).

Step 6

Picture of Bamboo Shoots used

Whenever I go to a new Chinese Restaurant, I order a couple classic dishes to see if the restaurant will be one that I will return to or if I will stay away for good. Hot & Sour soup is one of those dishes that I judge a restaurant on.

For those unfamiliar with this Chinese soup, it is what it advertises. It is spicy and slightly sour (from the vinegar). To me it reminds me of a polish soup that my Grandma and mom used to make called Czarnina (pronounced ‘Chinina”) which a Polish soup that also uses vinegar as a flavor enhancer.

This is the perfect soup for serving at your next dinner party too… Talk about a crowd pleaser. You’ll impress your guests.

So, try it and Enjoy!

Hot & Sour Soup by Dish Ditty Recipes
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