Hot and Sour Soup

A delicious restaurant quality recipe for Hot and Sour Soup!



Adjust Servings

Recipe CategoriesAsian Soups & Stews


1Bunchgreen onions
1Bunchchoi sum
4Can14.5 oz. chicken broth
10piece(s)dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked, drained and sliced
1Clovegarlic, minced
10eachblack peppercorns
4piece(s)star anise
1⁄4Cuprice vinegar
2Tablespoonor 3 tbsp. Sriracha chili sauce
1⁄2Teaspoonground white pepper
1eachjuice from 1 large lemon
 eachsalt to taste

Optional Garnishes

 eachChinese peas
 eachBamboo shoots, sliced
 eachStar mushrooms
 eachShrimp or chicken, sliced


  1. Dice green tops of green onions, reserve.
  2. Reserve the white bottoms, removing the roots first.
  3. Chop the choi sum leaves, reserve.
  4. Combine green onion bottoms, choi sum stems, chicken broth, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, peppercorns, star anise, vinegar, chili sauce, white pepper and lemon juice in a large pot.
  5. Simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Combine cornstarch and water.
  7. Bring soup to a boil, then thicken with cornstarch mixture.
  8. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  9. To serve, add the reserved green onion tops, choi sum leaves and any additional garnishes.
  10. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.


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