Easy Hot and Sour Tofu Soup

    25 minutes

    This is a central Chinese version of a hot and sour soup that will warm your heart and your palate without sending you on a hunt for ingredients.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 4 cups vegetable stock
    • 375g silken tofu, diced
    • 2 shallots, chopped
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 3 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
    • 2 cups chopped cabbage
    • 1 teaspoon chilli sauce (or to taste)
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Place the stock into a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add tofu and green onions. Slowly drizzle in the beaten egg to make long strands of egg. Add mushrooms and cabbage, and simmer for 5 minutes.
    2. Remove from heat, and season with chilli sauce, vinegar and soy sauce.

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    Very nice recipe, but not anything like hot and sour soup - more similar to miso soup if anything. But highly recommended all the same.  -  09 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Such a delicious soup! I may never go out to Chinese food again! I did make a few modifications based on my personal preferences and what was available. I added some sesame oil while cooking because I've read that is the secret ingredient to asian foods in general. I garnished with sesame seeds. I left out the rice vinegar because I didn't have any (and because I like my soup a little less sour) and subbed lemon juice for citric acid. I threw in some chopped celery leaves because I like the flavor. I used the chili garlic paste (rooster on front, green lid), ~1 tbsp, and it was VERY HOT... will probably decrease that next time. But oh my, was it GOOD!!!  -  17 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this recipe minus the mushrooms and cabbage and it was DELICIOUS!!! a few of my coworkers smelled it and asked for the recipe, i passed it on and got rave reviews from them as well!! SIMPLE and delicious, nice bit of zip!  -  03 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)