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Oriental Hot 'n' Sour Soup Recipe
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Oriental Hot 'n' Sour Soup

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a large cooking pot, add chicken broth, ginger root, and peppercorns, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain broth, discard ginger root and peppercorns. Return strained broth to pot. Add green onions, red pepper, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, rice wine vinegar, chili powder, and sesame oil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Serve in soup bowls over cooked white or brown rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 09, 2004

This is a delicous hot and sour soup! It goes together fast and tastes authentic. It is a wonderful mix between veg soup and chili...AND it's low carb! I served it with Moo Shu Chicken Wraps and fortune cookies for an impromptu dinner party!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2004

I love hot n sour soup, but I really didn't like this recipe. The soup seemed to have a dirt taste to it.


25 Ratings

Mar 05, 2003

This does make for a good chicken soup. However, this recipie has nothing to do with the Hot and Sour soup, not even remotely.

Jan 10, 2006

Not Authentic at all.Peppercorns and red bell pepper do not belong in hot and sour soup.

Aug 03, 2005

I followed this recipe to the T, but something went wrong. I'm guessing it was the rice vinegar. As soon as I added it, the soup took on a horrible odor that permeated the house. My family wouldn't even try the soup. It tasted fine, if you could get past the smell.

Feb 18, 2009

Not really like soup I've had in Chinese places. I only gave it 3 stars because I added so much extra stuff to bring it along. I added cooking sherry, soy sauce, bean sprouts and 1t chili paste.

Nov 24, 2003

This is a great simple oriental soup recipe. It is not like the Hot and Sour soup served in Chinese restaurants, but it is an excellent soup with a great oriental flavor. I left out the red bell pepper and added some water chestnuts and diced firm tofu; It came out great.

May 12, 2011

I added snow peas and rice because I like a hearty soup. I served this along side our main dish and have no complaints. Thank you!


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  • Calories
  • 26 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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