How to make it

  • In a small bowl, cover the mushrooms with 1/2 cup of warm water and let them soak for 20 minutes.
  • Discard the water. Cut them horizontally into paper-thin slices.
  • Cover bamboo shoots with cold water by 2 inches in a small saucepan,
  • then bring just to a boil (to remove bitterness) and drain in a sieve. rinse them in cold Water,
  • Shred them as fine as the mushrooms.With a sharp knife shred the chicken meat too.
  • Stir together vinegars, light soy sauce, sugar, chili sauce, Ground white-pepper and salt in another small bowl.
  • Heat a pan/wok over high heat until a bead of water vaporizes within 1 to 2 seconds of contact.
  • Pour cooking oil down side of wok, then swirl oil, tilting wok to coat sides.
  • Add Chicken and stir-fry until meat just changes color, about 1 minute,
  • then add mushrooms and bamboo shoots and stir-fry 1 minute.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil, then add tofu (bean curd). Return to a boil and add vinegar mixture. Stir cornstarch mixture, then add to broth and return to a boil, stirring. (Liquid will thicken.) Reduce heat to moderate and simmer 2 minute.
  • Beat eggs with a fork and add a few drops of sesame oil.
  • Add eggs to soup in a thin stream, stirring slowly in one direction with a spoon. Stir in white pepper,
  • then drizzle in remaining sesame oil and divide among 6 to 8 bowls. Sprinkle with scallions and cilantro before serving
  • TIP:
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  • If soup is not thick enough, add 1 more spoons of cornstarch (mixed into cold water) into the soup

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    I love Hot & Sour Soup & have checked out recipes on other sites & wasn't too impressed. Yours sounds like a winner & I'll be trying it out very soon. Thanks & 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    this is one of my favorite oriental soups...five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    fishtrippin ate it and said...
    I love this stuff!:)
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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    A bit labor intensive for most folks but should be one delicious soup. Thanks for the post. RJ
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