Ingredients

How to make it

  • Soak wood ears and lily buds in 3 cups hot water 15 minutes to soften.
  • Remove stems from softened wood ears.
  • Shred wood ears with a cleaver.
  • Slice pork into thin strips.
  • Use a cleaver to chop strips into shreds.
  • Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add pork shreds; mix well.
  • Let stand 15 minutes.
  • Combine chicken broth and salt in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium.
  • Add mushrooms, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, wood ears and lily buds to broth.
  • Simmer 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add pork shreds with marinade and bean curd.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add worcestershire sauce and vinegar, if desired.
  • I did not think the worchestershire belonged so I used soy sauce..
  • Dissolve cornstarch in 5 tablespoons water to make a paste.
  • Slowly stir into soup.
  • Cook over medium heat until soup thickens slightly.
  • Stir egg into soup.
  • Add black pepper, white pepper and sesame oil.
  • This make an incrediable soup... Better than the take out or restaurants... Try it..
  • Enjoy

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    Love the sound of this hot & sour soup. Gonna be trying this very soon. '5' forks
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    i love hot and sour soup its my favorite thank you great job
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  • beelzebufo 6 years ago
    I am avegetarian. Is it possible to omit the pork?

    Because I like it.
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    " It was excellent "
    lovinsun ate it and said...
    Best I have ever made at home. I had to look for all the ingredents, but found them.
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    Linebb, you came up with another winner - that sounds incredible. It's rainy and crappy here, too, so this sounds so warm and comforting!!
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  • putercop 7 years ago
    This is on the agenda for lunch tomorrow. Nasty cold rain and thunderstorms all weekend (and a tailgating party Sunday, ho boy). Will be using shitakes for the wood ears (they taste about the same and have the same texture). Will be hitting one of our asian stores for the tiger lily buds (and how many did I pass on just on the property this summer??).
    Will let you know how it turns out.
    Bill
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  • watson2167 7 years ago
    This sounds so YUMMY !!! i like hot and sour soup. I have to try this one...Thankss
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  • putercop 7 years ago
    I am going to try it. It's getting chilly in these mountains now and this sounds too good to pass up.
    Thanks!
    Bill
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