Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup

barbara lentz


Delicious soup. Sweet, sour with some heat. Yum


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 medium
    shallot diced
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 4 c
    chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 c
    sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 c
    crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    sambal oleck
  • 1 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    tamarind paste
  • 8 oz
    firm tofu cubed
  • 1/4 c
    each cilantro and scallions for garnish

How to Make Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup


  1. Add oil to large pot. Saute the shallots for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and cook about 4 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, and stock. Bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar, sambal oleck, rice vinegar and Tamarind paste. Add the tofu. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings adding salt or more vinegar to taste.
  3. Ladle into bowls and top with cilantro and scallions

Printable Recipe Card

About Vietnamese Hot and Sour Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Vietnamese

Show 1 Comment & Review

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles

Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails

What better way to relax at the end of the day than to make a refreshing cocktail and take a few moments to yourself? We all know summertime can be busy. We may not be able to do this every day, but at least once a week I try to. It helps me clear my […]

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.