Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu

Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu


"This soup is very similar to the kind you would find in your favorite Chinese restaurant. It consists of a rich, thick broth with some spices and mixed vegetables. It is absolutely delicious...enjoy!"


50 m servings 211 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 11.3 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the red bell pepper and green onions and saute for 5 minutes. Then, add the 2 cups water, broth and soy sauce, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, combine the vinegar, red pepper flakes, ground black pepper, cornstarch, 3 tablespoons water and sesame oil. Add this to the soup and continue to simmer for 5 more minutes, or until soup becomes thick and bubbly.
  3. Finally, mix in the tofu, snow peas and water chestnuts, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until heated through.
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  1. 42 Ratings


As my husband is Chinese, I would like to offer the following "tip" to make this more "authentic": After the last step, but just prior to serving, whip up 1 raw egg with a fork and slowly add t...

I made a couple of changes you might like! Double the viniger to 2 table spoons, triple the corn starch to 3 table spoons, add about a teaspoon of powdered ginger, use olive oil in place of cook...

Not like in any Chinese restaurant I'VE been to in the past 40 years. I doubled the soy, vinegar, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and cornstarch, and added some chopped shitake and button mush...

I make a Hot and Sour Soup which is pretty similar...but with a few modifications! I use 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 4 oz tofu, 4 oz pork tenderloin cut into strips, 2 cloves crushed garlic...

This had a most lovely flavor. My family and I loved this soup. A few suggestions...The bell pepper is unecassary. Soup way too thin and had to add 3 TBSP more corn starch. Hot&sour soup doesn't...

My husband and I liked this soup very much. I took the advice of one of the reviewers and added one raw egg at the end. Made all the difference in color and thickness. Also added a drop or two o...

The taste of this soup is fine. My wife and I both thought it was okay. Still, as others have said, in the hundreds of Chinese restaurants I've dined in through the years, I've never had a hot...

I've searched for a restaurant-styled Hot & Sour Soup recipe and I thank the submitter for this excellent recipe...Thank You sooo much!

This is an "alright" starter recipe for a beginner chef I suppose but nothing like I have had in 30+ years. I had to make MULTIPLE changes for this to even be somewhat similar to a traditional "...