5 from 2 votes
Hot and Sour Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Traditional Chinese hot and sour soup
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: Hot and Sour
Servings: 4 Making 4 bowls
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Elaine
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup dried wood ear mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup dried lily flowers
  • 150 g pork ham or shredded char siu
  • 100 g bamboo , finely shredded
Soup
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 tablespoon black vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground white pepper powder
  • 8 cups water or light chicken stock
  • 1/2 block firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce , or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Heat chicken broth over medium-high heat in a large stock pot until warmed through.
  2. Add, mushrooms, tofu and bamboo shoots. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

    Then place the sausage ham in and bell peppers in. 

  3. Stir in ginger, soy soy sauce, and salt.
  4. In a small glass, whisk cornstarch into 2 tablespoons cold water to create a slurry. Once mixture is smooth, gradually stir it into soup.
  5. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the soup is slightly thickened.
  6. Take your beaten eggs and slowly pour them into soup. Turn off fire and stir gently and quickly.
  7. Place the sesame oil and chopped scallion in. Add the remaining vinegar.
  8. Ladle soup into serving bowls and garnish with green onion and more pepper, optional.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Hot and Sour Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 1488mg 62%
Potassium 227mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 7.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.