Plain Hot and Sour Soup

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 lb - fine chicken
  • 2 cups - chicken broth
  • 1 can - straw mushrooms, drained
  • 1 small can bamboo shoots, drained
  • 2 small blocks - plain firm tofu
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp - grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves - minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp - chopped green onion
  • 2 tsp - cider vinegar
  • White pepper
  • Dark soya sauce
  • 2 tsp - cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp - cold water, sesame oil
  • Vegetable oil

How to Make Plain Hot and Sour Soup

  • Heat a wok or skillet.
  • Add a small bit of oil.
  • Cook meat in hot oil.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Re-heat wok, add 1 tbsp of oil.
  • Season with ginger and garlic, stirring well.
  • Add broth, add bamboo and tofu, which should be cut into small pieces.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Flavor soup with vinegar (gives you the sour flavour) and white pepper (gives you the hot flavour).
  • Add enough soya sauce to get a nice brown color.
  • Flavor with salt.
  • Mix corn starch and water.
  • Bring soup to a boil again and slowly pour in corn starch.
  • Stir until the soup becomes creamy, using a circular motion, slowly and evenly pour in beaten eggs.
  • Do not stir again until the egg comes to the surface.
  • Add a small amount of sesame oil for extra flavor and added color.
  • Add mushrooms and onion, heat and serve.