Hot And Sour Soup Recipe

hot and sour soup recipe
hot and sour soup recipe

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Winter is the perfect time to indulge in comforting soups, and today I have a special one for you. Hot and Sour Soup is a restaurant-style favorite that might seem complicated, but let me assure you, it’s quick and simple to make. Not only that, but it’s also highly customizable, allowing you to tailor it to your personal taste preferences. Get ready to enjoy the most delicious homemade Hot and Sour Soup!

Hot and Sour Soup Ingredients:

  • Broth: Chicken or vegetable stock is perfect for this recipe.
  • Mushrooms: Shiitake mushrooms are highly recommended for their deep flavor, but you can use baby bella or button mushrooms as alternatives.
  • Rice vinegar, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, ground ginger: Essential ingredients for flavoring the broth.
  • Cornstarch: To thicken the soup.
  • Eggs: Whisked and drizzled into the soup to create beautiful egg ribbons.
  • Firm tofu: Cubed and added to the soup.
  • Green onions: Stirred into the soup and sprinkled on top as a garnish.
  • Toasted sesame oil: Drizzled on top for the final touch.
  • Salt and pepper: Use white pepper for an authentic taste, or black pepper as a substitute.
  • Optional: Bamboo shoots for added texture.

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

How To Make Hot and Sour Soup:

  1. Make your cornstarch slurry by whisking 1/4 cup of the stock with cornstarch until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large stock pot, bring the remaining stock, mushrooms, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and chili garlic sauce to a simmer. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and continue cooking until the soup thickens.
  3. While stirring the soup in a circular motion, slowly drizzle the whisked eggs into the pot.
  4. Stir in the tofu, half of the green onions, and sesame oil. Season with salt and white or black pepper.
  5. Serve the soup hot, garnished with extra green onions.

How To Make Hot and Sour Soup

What To Serve With Hot & Sour Soup:

Hot and Sour Soup pairs well with various dishes. Here are a few of my favorites:

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe with Mushrooms and Tofu

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Q: Can I make Hot and Sour Soup vegetarian?

A: Absolutely! You can use vegetable stock and omit the meat-based ingredients, such as pork, to make a delicious vegetarian version of Hot and Sour Soup.

Q: Can I make Hot and Sour Soup spicier?

A: Yes! If you prefer your soup extra hot, feel free to add more chili garlic sauce or other spicy condiments to suit your taste.

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