Classic Hot and Sour Soup

I found this classic hot and sour soup to be so fantastic I couldn’t stop eating it. The broth is insanely tasty despite being so easy to make. There’s a great contrast between the woodsy mushroom and citrus lime flavors.

Anita loved the soup but said the mushrooms were too thick and that I should’ve cut them much thinner. I liked them thick since they added a bit of texture to the soup, but thin or thick, it’s great stuff!

Classic Hot and Sour Soup

I added chicken to our soup, but tofu is probably more common. Or leave it out and you’ll still have the perfect bowl of soup for a cold day.

Classic Hot and Sour Soup
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Classic Hot and Sour Soup

I found this classic hot and sour soup to be so fantastic I couldn’t stop eating it. The broth is insanely tasty despite being so easy to make. There’s a great contrast between the woodsy mushroom and citrus lime flavors.
Course Side
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Asian, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 106kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place 3 cups of the chicken broth in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the mushrooms then remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
  • Cut off any of the stems and slice the mushroom caps.
  • Strain the chicken broth into a bowl and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook 2 minutes.
  • Add the remaining chicken stock, mushroom broth, and chicken.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the lime juice and cornstarch. Slowly add to the soup while whisking to combine. Bring soup back to a boil then reduce to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce and sesame oil and serve garnished with green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 1467mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 114IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.