Hot and Sour Tofu Soup (Suan La Dofu Tang)

Hot and Sour Tofu Soup (Suan La Dofu Tang)

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"Forget the complicated Cantonese Hot and Sour Soup with a million ingredients! This is an authentic central Chinese version that will warm your heart and your palate without sending you on a hunt for ingredients."


25 m servings 256 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 2390 mg
  • 96%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Measure broth into a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add tofu and green onions. Slowly drizzle in the beaten egg to make long strands of egg. Add mushrooms and cabbage, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and season with chili sauce, vinegar and soy sauce. Stir in citric acid if using.
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  1. 38 Ratings


Very nice recipe, but not anything like hot and sour soup - more similar to miso soup if anything. But highly recommended all the same.

Such a delicious soup! I may never go out to Chinese food again! I did make a few modifications based on my personal preferences and what was available. I added some sesame oil while cooking ...

I made this recipe minus the mushrooms and cabbage and it was DELICIOUS!!! a few of my coworkers smelled it and asked for the recipe, i passed it on and got rave reviews from them as well!! SI...

This is a very easy and quick soup recipe but tastes nothing like a traditional hot and sour soup. I will probably not make again.

The reviewer before me said that this soup was more like miso and I have to disagree with that. It's definitely hout and sour soup and I like the fact that all of these ingredients were easy to...

Delicious!! Be sure to add the chili paste and rice vinegar to taste. I also added miso paste and bits of dried seaweed (there's a better asian name for this) that I didn't know what to do wit...

This is a good recipe! I felt quite healthy after eating. I modified it only a little bit. Instead of silken tofu I used firm, which was fine. I also thinly sliced two cloves of garlic and th...

Very good recipe, and just what the doctor ordered to cure my sore throat! I didn't have cabbage or mushrooms on hand, so skipped those. I also wanted to make it a little spicier so i added 1...

Absoutely amazing! I didn't use the thai chili sauce, as I didn't have any on hand. Without it this is still absolutely fantastic. A shame there is so much sodium, perhaps using low sodium br...