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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
  • 3 dried shiitake mushrooms , soaked in hot water and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried wood ear mushrooms , soaked in hot water and shredded
  • 50 g pork shreds
  • 4 bamboo shoots , finely shredded
  • 1/3 carrot , shredded
  • 1 thumb ginger , shredded
  • 3 tbsp. black vinegar
  • 2 tsp. fresh ground white pepper powder
  • 5 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 50g soft tofu
  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce , or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 large egg , whisked
  • sesame oil for drizzling
  • chopped green onion and coriander
Pork marinating
  • 2 tsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. starch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Starch water
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch or other starch
  • 3 tbsp. water
Instructions
  1. Prepare the pork, marinate pork shreds with light soy sauce, sugar, salt and cornstarch. Mix well.

  2. In a wok, add carrots, bamboo shoots, wood ear mushroom, shiitake mushroom and ginger shreds. Add chicken stock, bring to a boiling and then simmer for 15 minutes.

  3. Add light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, and salt. Continue cooking for 2 minutes.

  4. Then place shredded tofu in. Then place pork shreds in and gently stir by chopstick when the content boils again.

  5. Stir the starch water once and then place the starch water in the soup. Heat to thicken.

  6. Drizzle egg liquid in. If you want smaller flowers, stirring at a faster speed. Or for larger flowers, stir roughly.

  7. Place black vinegar and white ground pepper in. Turn off fire immediately.

  8. Add some extra aroma by placing chopped green onion and coriander. Drizzle some sesame oil and serve hot.

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.