Homemade Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

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Beverly Published: December 2, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Homemade Hot and Sour Soup

Made with tofu and bamboo shoots, this hot and sour soup has the perfect fusion of flavors that will surely warm and fill the stomach.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 4cupschicken broth
  • ½cupmushrooms,diced
  • ¼cupchicken,cooked, shredded
  • 3tbspsoy sauce
  • 1tbspchile-garlic paste
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 3ozfirm tofu,drained, cut into cubes, optional
  • cupbamboo shoots,cut into matchsticks, optional
  • ¼cupwhite vinegar
  • ground white pepper,to taste
  • 2tbspcold water
  • 2tbspcornstarch
  • 1egg
  • 2green onions,diced
  • 1tsptoasted sesame oil


  1. Bring the chicken broth to a simmer in a 2-quart saucepan.

  2. Add the mushrooms, chicken, soy sauce, chile paste, and garlic. Simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the tofu, bamboo shoots, vinegar, and white pepper, then simmer for 5 more minutes.

  4. Combine the water and cornstarch in a cup, then stir until smooth. Add the mixture to the soup, then stir well.

  5. Let simmer for about 5 minutes more until soup thickens.

  6. Beat the egg in a cup, then slowly pour it in a fine stream, into the soup.

  7. Stir well and heat through for 30 seconds.

  8. Mix in the green onions and sesame oil. Remove from heat.

  9. Serve hot, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 196.53kcal
  • Fat: 8.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.90g
  • Fiber: 1.25g
  • Sugar: 4.75g
  • Protein: 14.24g
  • Cholesterol: 53.75mg
  • Sodium: 1030.29mg
  • Calcium: 174.90mg
  • Potassium: 515.54mg
  • Iron: 1.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 28.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.60mg
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