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Hot and Sour Soup

October 9, 2012 / By Foodland

Hot and Sour Soup

A delicious restaurant quality recipe for Hot and Sour Soup!
Course Soup
Servings 8 Servings


  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 bunch choi sum
  • 4 cans 14.5 oz. chicken broth
  • 10 dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked, drained and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 4 star anise
  • 0.25 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons or 3 tbsp. Sriracha chili sauce
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 juice from 1 large lemon
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt to taste
  • Optional Garnishes
  • Chinese peas
  • Bamboo shoots, sliced
  • Star mushrooms
  • Shrimp or chicken, sliced


  1. Dice green tops of green onions, reserve.
  2. Reserve the white bottoms, removing the roots first.
  3. Chop the choi sum leaves, reserve.
  4. Combine green onion bottoms, choi sum stems, chicken broth, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, peppercorns, star anise, vinegar, chili sauce, white pepper and lemon juice in a large pot.
  5. Simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Combine cornstarch and water.
  7. Bring soup to a boil, then thicken with cornstarch mixture.
  8. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  9. To serve, add the reserved green onion tops, choi sum leaves and any additional garnishes.
  10. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
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