Hot & sour soup

Hot & sour soup

Adapt this soup to your liking before thickening. Prefer it a little more sour? Splash in more vinegar. Want it really hot? Be generous with the chillies.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put all of the ingredients in a large wok or saucepan (except the cornflour paste, sesame oil and eggs), plus 1½ tsp salt. Slowly bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for 3 mins. Taste and add a little more vinegar or chillies, if you like.
  2. Step 2

    Give the cornflour paste a good mix, turn up the heat to medium and slowly add the paste to the soup, stirring throughout until it coats the back of a spoon. Turn off the heat and slowly pour in the beaten egg, stirring as you pour. Add the sesame oil and serve.