Try This Chinese Easy Hot and Sour Soup



Best comforting,cozy and easy hot and sour soup to try next.Whether its Winter or not,you can enjoy this hot and sour soup,its soothing,filling plus amazing spicy flavors give a a great lift to your taste buds.This Chinese hot and sour soup can be customized with chicken,seafood or any any protein of your choice.The authentic hot and sour soup recipe you need to try.This is will be your best hot and sour soup recipe ever!






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If you love Chinese Food then here is the best Chinese easy hot and sour soup that you can make and enjoy at home. 


Loaded with Mushrooms,Tofu,Bamboo Shoots and silky Egg Ribbons with lots of other veggies and protein of your choice.


I am a HUGE Chinese food fan and mostly eat Chinese takeout dishes or Thai Food (if I am not so keen on Chinese food that day), when kids are with me then its always KFC or McDonald's but recently we love eating at home as that's best food right plus save so much on cash!


But I like to treat myself away from house chores and cooking hassles once in a while and enjoy American or Italian cuisines too. 


That's been always comforting me apart from my mom's food.Well,when you are a foodie then you can't really say which food you love the most of all.


Coming back to this recipe I prepared this soup in under 30 mins or even less.


I love making dishes that I end up making fast and will fix my lunch or dinner quickly. 




Hot and Sour Soup


Easy Hot And Sour Soup


This recipe of simple yet Chinese restaurant style, soup is the best and easy recipe that you can make in a hurry and everyone will go for seconds and thirds.



Frequently Asked Questions:


What Is Hot And Sour Soup?


This soup has great combination of Hot and Sour flavors both at the same time. 


Chili Sauce or Chili Flakes gives the Hotness to this recipe and Vinegar gives the sourness.


This makes it so good and really good, filling at the same with Tofu,Mushrooms,Bamboo Shoots,Egg Ribbons ,veggies of your choice and protein of your choice makes this soup wholesome and a meal in itself. 


I make it mostly when I have soar throat as I feel that the hot and sour taste gives a soothing feeling for my throat.This is just my belief.




What Proteins Can Be Added?


You can go for any proteins of your liking. 


Add boiled and shredded Chicken,Beef or Pork as per your choice. 


I have skipped adding protein here as I felt that there was so many ingredients already that would make this soup very filling but I would add chicken next time I make as that will give some extra flavor to the soup.



Can I Refrigerate And Reheat For Later?


Yes! Refrigerate the soup and reheat on lowest flame till its hot and ready to consume again.




What To Serve With Hot And Sour Soup?



Here are few dishes you can serve with this easy hot and sour soup:








How Many Calories In Hot And Sour Soup?


This big bowl of filling delicious soup consists of only 226 calories!


A ssauce pan with hot and sour soup with tofu,mushrooms and egg ribbons



Hot And Sour Soup Ingredients:


  • Mushrooms : Use Shiitake Mushrooms / Brown Asian Mushrooms / White Button Mushrooms. Shiitake Mushrooms would be perfect for this recipe but I could not find them this time so I used white button mushrooms.

  • Bamboo Shoots: These are available if in local markets then use the fresh ones or used canned ones. 

  • They are crisp and give a nice texture and subtle flavor to the soup. If you find the fresh ones or canned try using them in this recipe but if you cant find them then skip these.

  • Tofu :  Use firm Tofu if you like to have tofu in your soup. Always see if the package is soft, as if use soft tofu then most likely it will disintegrate in the soup.Use firm tofu and cut into long strips or cubes as per choice

  • Egg: The most exciting part of this soup is the silky and beautiful Egg Ribbons.So good and makes the recipe very enticing.

  • Vegetables of your choice: Use vegetables of your choice:Here I have added carrots grated,spring onion/scallion.But You can use onion,cabbage,green bell pepper too.

  • Protein of your choice: Use Chicken ,Beef or Pork as per choice.

  • Chili Sauce / Chili Flakes: This gives the heat to the sauce.

  • Rice Wine Vinegar / Distilled White Vinegar:  This gives the sourness to the soup.


Hot and Sour Soup with tofu,eggs and mushroom

How To Make Easy Hot And Sour Soup? 



Step1:  In a deep sauce/soup pan/pot,add the sesame oil and when its hot,add the chopped ginger and garlic.


    Saute for a 1 min and then add the carrot sticks. Saute further.



      Step2:  Next add the chicken stock,chicken bouillon,sauces, mushrooms,bamboo shoots,scallions and let it come to a boil for 2 mins.



        Step3:  Next add the cornstarch dissolved in water and add.

          Let it boil further for few more seconds then add the tofu pieces.



            Step4:  Finally add the beaten egg,slowly in a single stream and stirring the soup continuously to form the ribbons.

              Serve hot.


                Steps to make restaurant style Hot and sour soup
                Steps to make restaurant style Hot and sour soup


                Tips To Make The Authentic Hot And Sour Soup:



                  • You can keep the soup as mentioned in the recipe or add chicken,pork or any seafood of your choice.

                  • If you are adding tofu in the soup then use the firm tofu or it will break into pieces in the soup.

                  • Shiitake mushrooms give an rich flavor to this soup.So if you find the mushrooms then use them in this soup.

                  • Use low sodium broth/stock,soy sauce if you want to watch for sodium level in the soup.

                  • If you want more thicker soup then increase the cornstarch in the soup to make it more thicker.

                  • Do Not add the eggs too fast or they will not form the ribbons,add the eggs in slow single stream and keep stirring the soup to get the right texture.


                  Hot & Sour Soup with eggs,carrots,mushrooms and green onions




                  Try This Chinese Easy Hot and Sour Soup

                  Savory Bites Recipes
                  Published 03/13/2019
                  Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
                  Best comforting,cozy and easy hot and sour soup to try next.Whether its Winter or not,you can enjoy this hot and sour soup,its soothing,filling plus amazing spicy flavors give a a great lift to your taste buds.This Chinese hot and sour soup can be customized with chicken,seafood or any any protein of your choice.The authentic hot and sour soup recipe you need to try.This is will be your best hot and sour soup recipe ever!

                  Ingredients

                  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil,toasted
                  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
                  • 1/4 Cup Carrot, julienned
                  • 2 Oz Tofu,firm,cubed/sliced
                  • 3 Cup Chicken Stock/Broth / Vegetable Stock/Broth
                  • 1 Cup Mushroom,sliced(Shitake/Asian Brown/White Button)
                  • 2 Sprigs,Scallion / Spring Onion,chopped
                  • 5 Oz Can Bamboo Shoots/ Fresh Bamboo Shoots,sliced
                  • 3 Garlic,cloves,minced/chopped
                  • 2 tsp Ginger,finely chopped
                  • 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar / White Distilled Vinegar
                  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha Chili Hot Sauce / Chili Sauce or Use Chili Flakes Red (Use in moderation as per tolerance)
                  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
                  • 1/2 tsp Chili Garlic Sauce
                  • As per need Salt
                  • 1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
                  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder
                  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch mixed with 1/4 Cup Water
                  • 2 Eggs,lightly beaten

                  Instructions

                  1. In a large stock pot/sauce pan,add sesame oil and when its hot,add ginger and garlic.
                    Fry for 1 min and then add carrot, fry further.
                    Add the stock,sauces,pepper powder,mushrooms,scallions,bouillon,sugar and cook.
                  2. Once the soup comes to a boil,add the cornstarch slurry and mix well.
                    Cook further.
                    Add the tofu pieces and stir once.
                    Add the eggs in a single,slow stream and continuously stir the soup.
                    Finally garnish with spring onion/scallion,greens.
                    Serve hot.
                  Yield: 3 Servings
                  Prep Time: 00:15:00 mins.
                  Cook time: 00:15:00 mins.
                  Total time: 30 mins.
                  Tags: hotandsoursoup,soup,chinese

                  Recipe Notes:


                  • You can keep the soup as mentioned in the recipe or add chicken,pork or any seafood of your choice.
                  • If you are adding tofu in the soup then use the firm tofu or it will break into pieces in the soup.
                  • Shiitake mushrooms give an rich flavor to this soup.So if you find the mushrooms then use them in this soup.
                  • Use low sodium broth/stock,soy sauce if you want to watch for sodium level in the soup.
                  • If you want more thicker soup then increase the cornstarch in the soup to make it more thicker.
                  • Do Not add the eggs too fast or they will not form the ribbons,add the eggs in slow single stream and keep stirring the soup to get the right texture.


                  A close look of white bowl with Hot and Sour Soup


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