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Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup – Make this version of a take-out soup favorite at home and save your money. Few ingredients and full of flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot and sour soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 138kcal


  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounces extra firm tofu, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  • Using a small bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar and corn starch until smooth and set aside.
  • Using a large Dutch oven, combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the sliced mushroom and reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in the corn starch mixture until the soup has thickened and slowly add in the eggs while continuously stirring the soup with a fork.
  • Continue to cook the soup until the eggs have set and created ribbons, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add in the tofu slices and sesame oil.
  • Serve hot garnished with sliced green onions and additional red pepper flakes.


*Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 1881mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 27.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.5mg