Hot & Sour Soup

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Hot & Sour Soup

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese


  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Boneless chicken breasts, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves Minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Asian garlic chili paste
  • 2 Tbsp Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 1 Small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 can Sliced water chestnuts
  • 1/2 cup Fresh bean sprouts
  • 1 cup Sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup Sliced reconstituted tree ear mushrooms
  • 1/2 pkg Med-firm tofu, cut in small blocks
  • 3-4 Tbsp Soy sauce or Tamari sauce
  • 4-6 cups Water or chicken stock
  • Lemon juice or rice vinegar, to taste
  • Cornstarch (or egg yolk) to thicken


  • Toss chicken with garlic, chili and fish sauces and let sit for 15 minutes
  • Fry chicken in olive oil until firm, add other ingredients except for tofu, cornstarch and lemon juice or vinegar.
  • Cover and simmer for 45 minutes, then add in the tofu, juice/vinegar and thickener. Adjust other flavors to your taste (fish sauce, chili sauce).

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