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Easy Hot and Sour Soup

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Try this simple restaurant-style hot and sour soup with deep savory and sour flavors filled with mushrooms, tofu and silky egg ribbons.


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  • 1/2 cup button mushrooms, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup tofu, cut into matchsticks
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce/Sriracha sauce
  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 8 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  1. Combine the chicken stock, ginger, soy sauce and chili paste in a large pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Slow stir in the cornstarch slurry and simmer until the soup thickens.
  3. Add mushrooms, tofu, vinegar and sesame oil and stir gently, simmering for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and slowly drizzle in egg mixture, constantly stirring with a fork.
  5. Dish and serve hot.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins