Chinese Hot And Sour Soup Recipe

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Chinese Hot And Sour Soup
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  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp red chili paste ( my fav is sambal oelek)
  • 2 3/4 cups bamboo shoots sliced the long way
  • 1/4 lb. barbecued pork (optional)
  • 1/2 cup. tamari ( soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp each salt & white pepper
  • pinch of sugar
  • 3 quarts chinese stock: (recipe follows)using regular chicken stalk is great too! (just add garlic, and some beef boulion to it!)
  • 1 square firm tofu
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup. water
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 inch piece of ginger whacked open with flat side of a knife
  • abut 4 quarts cold water
  • 1 teasponn whole white peppercorns
  • 3 chicken boulion cubes
  • 2 beef boulion cubes
  • put chicken into large pot over medium. heat
  • toss in green onion bunch, onion , ginger , garlic , and pepppercorns.
  • pour cold water over so it covers chicken . simmer for 1 hour, uncovered,skimming foam off periodcally.
  • remove chicken from pot , and drain stck into a large dish or pot.


  1. Heat oil(s) in wok or large pot over med high heat
  2. Add ginger,chili paste, musrooms,bamboo shoots, and pork.
  3. Stir & cook for 1 min. to infuse flavor
  4. Combine in small bowl Tamari,sugar,rice vinegar,salt & pepper
  5. POut this into the wok or pan and toss everything together (it should smell really fragrent) cook1min. pour stock over, and bring to a boil, simmering for about 10 min.add tofu cook for 3 min.
  6. Disolve cornstarch n water well to make a slurry. Mix into soup until it thickens a bit.
  7. Stir soup in a circle in one direction. while soup is spinning, slowly stir in the beaten eggs ( it will cook immediatly) You dont want to stir now, just let the eggs feather into the broth.
  8. Garnish with green onion.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 51.95 Kcal (218 kJ)
Calories from fat 31.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.45g 5%
Cholesterol 19.93mg 7%
Sodium 188.38mg 8%
Potassium 53.41mg 1%
Total Carbs 1.05g 0%
Sugars 0.19g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.07g 0%
Protein 4.16g 8%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 16.4mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 159.95 Kcal (670 kJ)
Calories from fat 95.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.62g 5%
Cholesterol 61.37mg 7%
Sodium 579.99mg 8%
Potassium 164.45mg 1%
Total Carbs 3.24g 0%
Sugars 0.59g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 0%
Protein 12.8g 8%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 1%
Iron 1.2mg 2%
Calcium 50.4mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.3
  • 1

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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