Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

Hot and Sour Soup - BEST and EASIEST Chinese hot and sour soup recipe ever! Simple ingredients, takes 15 mins and a zillion times better than takeout! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 98 kcal



  1. Add the cornstarch and water together, stir to combine well. Set aside.
  2. Add the chicken or vegetable broth and water to a medium-sized soup pot on medium heat. Bring it to boil. Add the tofu and white button mushrooms, cook for 2 minutes. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, dark soy sauce, and black pepper. Stir to combine well. Add in the cornstarch mixture, stir continuously to thicken the soup. Turn off the heat. Swirl the beaten eggs into the soup, count to 10, and then use a pair of chopticks to stir in a clockwise direction, for 3 times. This will form the silken egg threads in the soup that looks very pretty.
  3. Dish out and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you want to add some heat to the soup, you may add some chili oil or a few pinches of dried red chili flakes.

Nutrition Facts
Hot and Sour Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 779mg 32%
Potassium 179mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 8.3%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.