Hot And Sour Tofu Soup

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Delicious hot and sour tofu soup

Delicious hot and sour tofu soup

Hot And Sour Tofu Soup is one of my husband’s favourite soups. This one is with wine added. This is a popular Chinese soup. His mum used to cook this soup during Chinese New and other festivals. He grew up having soup almost every meal while it was just the contrary for me. It was such a nightmare when I got married to him. Out of love, he unwillingly agreed to learn to substitute soup with water. Soup only comes as a treat. This is one soup that I have not cooked before so I decided to try the other evening. It came out very delicious. My husband liked it very much. We actually added more wine just before serving. Here’s my recipe to share:

Ingredients A (meat)
100g minced meat (any type)
2t corn starch
1T water
1T light soya sauce
1T red wine

marinated mince

marinated mince

Mix everything together in a mixing bowl and let it marinade for about 30 minutes.

Ingredients B
1 knob of ginger
1/2 C dried Chinese mushrooms (I bought ready sliced)

Chinese mushroom

Chinese mushroom

Remove the skin of the ginger and cut into strips. Soak the mushrooms in water until soft

Ingredients C
1 egg (beaten)

Ingredients D (for thickening)
1T corn starch
2T water

Mix together in a small bowl.

Ingredients E
1/2 piece tofu (cut into small cubes)
1 stalk spring onion (chopped)
1/2 C coriander (chopped)

Soft tofu cubes

Soft tofu cubes

Herbs and ginger

Herbs and ginger

Ingredients F (seasonings)
1T oyster sauce
1T light soya sauce
2T vinegar
1T red wine
dash of pepper powder
fried shallot

Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Add the ginger strips and fry until golden. Remove the ginger strips if you want. Squeeze the soaked mushrooms dry and fry until fragrant. Add the marinated minced meat and continue to fry until it’s cooked. Add 2 cups of water. Once it boils, add in the beaten egg slowly, stirring as you pour. Add the corn starch solution of Ingredients D. Finally add the seasonings of Ingredients E and the herbs of Ingredients F. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste. Serve hot.

Delicious hot sour soup in the pot

Delicious hot sour in the pot

We had a very simple, yet very delicious dinner of this hot and sour tofu soup with plain rice and another dish of stir fried vegetables.

Simple stir fried vegetables

Simple stir fried vegetables

Do you like soup? What type of soup do you like? Do you like Chinese soup? Do you like tofu? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below. If you like this article you can subscribe for free to my RSS or through email (top right) so that you don’t miss out on any future articles. In the mean time, keep learning, keep smiling.

Other tofu recipe that you may be interested in:
Fried Tofu With Char Siu Chicken

Quote of the day……

‘We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.’

Stephen Covey


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6 Comments

Divina  on October 6th, 2009

I love soups. I think you noticed that on my blog. I have more soups to come. When it comes to Asian soups, dad is the expert. I love his noodles and oyster soup; pork tenderloin and tomato soup and many others. I love soups in general. I think I should have my own cookbook about soups. :)

Mary  on October 6th, 2009

@Divina - Thanks for sharing. I think soups are very easy to take and very good for the body. Your dad is such a good cook. You are, too. You have so many lovely, delicious soups on your blog. Totally agree that you should write a soup cookbook. Can’t wait to see more.

pegasuslegend  on October 6th, 2009

The flavors sound perfect for the fall….yum

Rochelle (Acquired Taste)  on October 6th, 2009

If I hadn’t just made two huge batches of soup in the last week I would make this for dinner, but I think next time I make soup this will be it :)

lululu  on October 6th, 2009

also my favorite too! actually my super favorite!
homemade one must be the best!

Mary  on October 7th, 2009

@pegasuslegend - Thanks for comment. The blend of flavours is really good. Hope you try it out soon. A very warming soup for cold weather.

@Rochelle - Thanks for sharing. Hope you try out this soup soon. I’m making it again soon.

@lululu - Your super favourite?? That’s such a wonderful description! Totally agree with you that homemade is the best. We can be generous with the ingredients and also use good quality ingredients.

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