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Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe
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    Soups and Stews

  • Cusine



2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth

2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water

8 ounces firm tofu, cut into cubes

1/4 cup bamboo shoots, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup sliced water chestnuts, drained and rinsed

1 teaspoon chili paste or hot sauce

3 tablespoons chopped green onions for garnish


Combine chicken feet, chicken bones, and ham in a large stockpot. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Drain bones in sink, then rinse under cold running water. Return to pot, add ginger, garlic, onion, and 6 scallions. Cover with water, bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a bare simmer, and cook for 1 hour, skimming off scum and fat occasionally. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a large pot. Discard solids. You should have about 1 1/2 quarts broth. If not, reduce to 1 1/2 quarts.