Hot and Sour Soup

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The secret to this soup is ground white pepper. Add more or less to your taste!

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Yummy! This soup seems delicate, but the flavors are quite rich and robust. We simply loved it! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

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Serves:
4
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 can(s)
    chicken broth
  • 3 slice
    thin fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 lb
    pork, finely julienned
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 c
    julienned bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1/2 c
    sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 c
    firm tofu, julienned
  • 1 large
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1
    scallion, finely sliced, for topping

How to Make Hot and Sour Soup

Step-by-Step

  1. Bring chicken broth, gingerroot and pork to a boil, gently boil 2-3 minutes. Remove the ginger pieces and discard. Turn down the heat.
  2. Add soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and white pepper. Add the bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and the tofu.
  3. Bring the soup to a boil. Drizzle beaten egg over the surface of the soup. Remove from heat serve with sliced scallion.
  4. For a vegetarian alternative, omit the pork. The rice wine vinegar is available at Asian markets. It gives the soup its "sour" flavor. Shaoxing is a common brand.

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About Hot and Sour Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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