Hot and Sour Soup

barbara lentz


Best tasting hot and sour soup I have ever had.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4 to 6
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • 5 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 2
    boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 c
    cubed tofu
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 4 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp
    cornstarch mixed with 5 tbsp. water
  • 1 large
    egg beaten
  • ·
    a couple of drops of sesame oil
  • 2
    scallions green parts only thinly sliced

How to Make Hot and Sour Soup


  1. Add the chicken stock and soy sauce to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the chicken and mushrooms. Cook about 4 minutes. Add the tofu, pepper, and vinegar to the pot. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook until thickened whisk in the egg. Cook about two more minutes whisking constantly. Add the sesame oil. Ladle into bowls and garnish with scallions.

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About Hot and Sour Soup

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese

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