Kitchen Stuff, Soup Recipes

Hot and Sour Soup

hot and sour soup chinese recipe
Serves – 2-3

For making hot and sour soup, you will need;

easy hot and sour soup recipe

  • Cabbage – 1/3 cup (shredded)
  • Some Enokitake / Enoki mushrooms (these are long, thin white mushrooms used in East Asian cuisine; if not available, skip it)
  • Carrot – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Radish – 1/3 cup (cut into small cubes)
  • Capsicum – ¼ cup (finely chopped)
  • Green onion – 2 (finely chopped)
  • Extra firm Tofu – ½ cup (cut into medium sized cubes)
  • Garlic cloves – 3 big (minced)
  • Corn starch – 1 heaped tsp
  • Egg – 1
  • Vinegar chilli sauce– 1 tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil – 2 tsp
  • Vegetable stock – 2 cups (You can use chicken stock also, I have used stock made from clams and kelp)
  • Little salt and black pepper powder


How to make Hot and sour soup?

how to make hot and sour soup

  • In a saucepan, heat olive oil.
  • Once the oil is hot enough, add minced garlic and sauté for few seconds.
  • Then add all the veggies except green onion and mushrooms.
  • Add little salt and black pepper and stir fry them for a minute.
  • Add vegetable stock (if not available, add 2 cups of water) and bring it to boil.
  • Then add enoki mushrooms, tofu and green onion. Now reduce the heat to medium and cook everything together for a minute.
  • Add vinegar chilli sauce, soy sauce and reduce heat to low. Allow soup to simmer for couple of minutes.
  • Mix corn starch in a ¼ cup of water and add in slowly to soup. Keep stirring continuosly. Soup will thicken up a little bit.
  • Finally break one egg and stir it nicely.
  • Switch off the heat and serve hot.

hot and sour soup recipe