How to Make Yummy Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup. Hot and sour soup is a variety of soups from several Asian culinary traditions. In all cases, the soup contains ingredients to make it both spicy and sour. Soup preparation may use chicken or pork broth, or may be meat-free.

Hot and Sour Soup The traditional hot and sour soup recipe call for Chinese dry shiitake mushroom. Soak the mushrooms in water until it is fully hydrated and become very soft and easy to cut. The time required varies from an hour to two or three hours, as it depends on the thickness of the mushrooms. You can have Hot and Sour Soup using 10 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Hot and Sour Soup

  1. It’s 1.5 litres of beef, chicken or vegetarian stock.
  2. Prepare 1/2 cup of dried shitake mushrooms, soak to rehydrate then sliced thinly. Keep the jus.
  3. Prepare 1/4 cup of salty soy sauce.
  4. Prepare 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar.
  5. It’s 1 teaspoon of ground white pepper.
  6. You need 3 tablespoons of cornflour mix with some water, make it into a paste.
  7. It’s 2 of eggs well beaten plus 1 tsp sesame oil.
  8. It’s Half of cup of diced tofu.
  9. It’s 1 cup of shredded boiled chicken.
  10. You need 2 of spring onions, chopped.

Hot and sour soup can be found on any takeout menu or Chinese buffet line in the US. It ranges in quality and flavor from awesomely delicious to lukewarm, tasteless, and gloopy. There was a time when I never thought to make it myself and resigned myself to the luck of the draw when it came to ordering it. Savoury, spicy, sour and hearty, Hot and Sour Soup is completely addictive!

Hot and Sour Soup step by step

  1. Bring the broth to a simmer over medium-high heat in a large saucepan. Add the mushrooms, chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, and white pepper. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes..
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and cold water to make the slurry. Add it to the soup and stir well. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the soup starts to thicken..
  3. Pour the beaten eggs into the soup in a steady stream while gently stirring it..
  4. Add the tofu and green onions, stir and remove from heat. Serve immediately..

This recipe stacks up to the best Chinese restaurants. Hot and Sour soup is a Chinese soup that's savoury, spicy and tangy. The broth is thickened and it's filled with mushrooms, tofu, bamboo shoots and silky egg ribbons. Hot and sour soup (Suan La Tang) is a common dish popular in China especially in cold winter. It is firstly invented for poor people who need to warm their body up.