Sunday, 20 November 2011

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and spicy,tangy soup with wonderful garlic and  ginger infusion making this soup a wonderful accompaniment to any Chinese meal.


450 ml water boiling water
1 vegetarian stock cube
8 oz mixed vegetables, carrots, beans, peas, sweetcorn
2 small  button mushrooms finely diced.
One handful  bean sprouts
2 oz finely shredded white cabbage
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
2 oz uncooked noodles
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1 tablesauce garlic chilli sauce
1 tablespon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 red chilli finely sliced.
2 spring onions thinly sliced on the slant.
1 teaspoon corn flour


1. In a jug add the boiling water and add the stock cube to it. Allow it to dissolve.
2. In a pan add the olive oil, when it is hot add the garlic and ginger and saute until raw taste is gone.
3. Add the all the vegetables except the bean sprouts and mushrooms and saute for 3-4 minutes.
4. Add the vegetable stock and simmer the soup for 5 minutes until vegetables are almost tender.
5. Add the diced mushrooms, bean sprouts and the noodles, simmer the soup  for a further 3 minutes.
6.Mix the corn flour with 2 tablespoons water and make a paste, add this to the soup and simmer for 2 more minutes.
7.Add the salt, soya sauce, chilli sauce and the white wine vinegar.Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
8.Transfer to serving bowls and garnish with sliced chillies and spring onions.
Serve hot.

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  1. hot and sour fav ....lovely presentation too..

  2. Woww wat a catchy and healthy soup, amazing!

  3. Awesome looking soup. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Refreshing soup..Perfect for the weather...

  5. Love this soup ! Will try out your recipe soon..

  6. Indo - Chinese is next up on our list so this is a great start and going to look at your other ones in this category, an excellent resource.

  7. love the way it is made n is being presented

  8. Soup looks spicy and flavourful..:) truly heart warming..:)

  9. A very hearty and comforting bowl of soup..

    Please do link this to my event
    Herbs & Flowers: Spring Onions

  10. Wow wat a super flavourful and prefect soup for this chilled weather..

  11. Wow - This is perfect for the winter. Love the Chinese dishes.

  12. This looks awesome...Yummy one..A must to try..

    Do visit my blog sometime..


  13. A perfect soup for this weather. Yum!

  14. very appetizing soup there....

    i would like to try this recipe for Blog Hop Wednesday..kindly give your permission..



  15. hot and sour soup lovely presentation

  16. Beautifully displayed and very appetising.

  17. Always a favourite when at a chinese restaurant.

  18. i would like to try this recipe for Blog Hop Wednesday..kindly give your permission..Shanghai Interpreter

  19. This sounds lovely! I've never tried this in a soup form before, would love to give it a try :)


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