Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup
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Known as a cure for the common cold in our house. Don't be tempted to just throw everything in the pot at one time. Each ingredient needs to be added at the proper time to develop the flavor of this special soup. You can add more white vinegar to individual servings if desired. Many thanks to Tao for teaching me the secrets of real Hot and Sour soup.
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Hot and Sour Soup
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Votes: 3
Rating: 4.67
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Known as a cure for the common cold in our house. Don't be tempted to just throw everything in the pot at one time. Each ingredient needs to be added at the proper time to develop the flavor of this special soup. You can add more white vinegar to individual servings if desired. Many thanks to Tao for teaching me the secrets of real Hot and Sour soup.
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 15minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
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Instructions
  1. Boil about 2 cups water. Drain bamboo strips and place in a heat proof bowl,pour boiling water over them, allow to soak. Place dried fungus strips into a heat proof bowl, pour boiling water over them. Set aside to rehydrate.
  2. Drain and cut tofu into strips, set aside. Mix salt, pepper and sugar together, set aside. Mix cornstarch and water together, set aside. Mix eggs with 2 tablespoons water, set aside.
  3. In a large soup pot add oil and black bean garlic sauce, cook over low heat until the sauce starts to sizzle. Add chicken and beef broth and stir well to combine. Make sure to stir the bottom of the pot to incorporate the black bean sauce. Bring to a boil.
  4. Drain the bamboo shoots and add to the pot. Drain the fungus strips and coarsely chop, add to the pot. Add the tofu and gently stir. Simmer on medium heat for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the vinegar and pepper, salt and sugar. Stir to combine and simmer an additional 3 minutes. While stirring, add the cornstarch water mixture into the soup. You may need more cornstarch mixture depending on how thick you want the soup.
  6. Turn the heat to high until the soup in boiling. Add the egg, a little at a time drizzling it over the soup in thin strips. Stir the toasted sesame oil into the soup.
  7. Ladle into bowls, top with chopped green onion. Serve with additional white vinegar on the side for those who would like it a little more 'sour'.
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Each morning my granddaughter Sarah calls to ask, "Watcha doing, Nana? Are you baking Nana?" Hence my "name" Baking Nana. I am a mother to three wonderful children and a grandmother to 12 very hungry grandkids. I don't bake fancy cakes but I do make wonderful yeast bread and home cooked meals made with love.

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Hot and Sour Soup — 3 Comments

  1. I need to make this soon. I’m going to have to go over the hill to pick up some of the ingredients, but it will be so worth it.

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