Chinese Hot And Sour Soup Recipe

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Chinese Hot And Sour Soup
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  • 16 each dried cloud ear (also called tree ear) mushrooms
  • water boiling --- amount as needed
  • 8 oz lean raw pork cut julienne (see note)
  • julienne is simply 'cut into little sticks'.
  • 6 oz bamboo shoots cut julienne
  • 3 fl oz soy sauce
  • 8 tbsp cornstarch
  • 8 fl oz cold water
  • 3 fl oz rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp oriental sesame oil
  • 1 each scallion, sliced thin


  1. Place two types of dried mushrooms in separate bowls.
  2. Add enough boiling water to each to cover the mushrooms.
  3. Let stand until the mushrooms are soft.
  4. Drain the mushrooms, squeezing them lightly.
  5. *****Reserve the soaking liquid.
  6. Cut off and discard the stems from the black mushrooms.
  7. Cut the caps into thin strips.
  8. Cut off any coarse, woody stems from the cloud ear mushrooms.
  9. Cut the mushrooms into half-inch pieces.
  10. Combine the stock and the mushroom liquid in a sauce pot.
  11. Bring to a boil.
  12. Add the mushrooms, pork, bamboo shoots, soy sauce, and white pepper.
  13. Simmer 3 minutes.
  14. Mix the cornstarch with the water until smooth.
  15. Add the cornstarch mixture to the simmering soup, stirring constantly.
  16. Simmer until the soup is lightly thickened.
  17. Add the vinegar and sesame oil to the soup.
  18. Slowly drizzle in the beaten egg, stirring slowly but constantly, so that the egg coagulates in thin shreds.
  19. To serve, top each portion with a few slices of scallion and a pinch of chopped cilantro.
  20. Note:
  21. To cut the pork into julienne more easily,, partially freeze the meat first.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 55.01 Kcal (230 kJ)
Calories from fat 7.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.81g 1%
Cholesterol 27.28mg 9%
Sodium 516.57mg 22%
Potassium 83.36mg 2%
Total Carbs 10.26g 3%
Sugars 0.21g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4.48g 18%
Protein 2.55g 5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.39 Kcal (408 kJ)
Calories from fat 12.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.43g 1%
Cholesterol 48.3mg 9%
Sodium 914.62mg 22%
Potassium 147.6mg 2%
Total Carbs 18.16g 3%
Sugars 0.37g 1%
Dietary Fiber 7.93g 18%
Protein 4.51g 5%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 0%
Iron 1.3mg 4%
Calcium 35.7mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 0.4
  • 1

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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