Chinese hot and sour soup 酸辣湯

Chinese hot and sour soup, 酸辣湯

Chinese hot and sour soup, 酸辣湯

Variations of hot and sour soup can be found throughout southeast asian cuisine. In fact it is even very popular in western countries like the USA as well. I have been asked many times to make a video on hot and sour soup but I took lots of time because I wanted to come up with a recipe that will not disappoint you. This recipe is really easy and the soup tastes amazing! I hope you will all like it. Please have a try and let me know what you think.

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1. 100 克 = 3.60 oz, 廋豬肉
2. 大約 1 湯匙竹筍絲
3. 2 只冬菇
4. 1 朶木耳
5. 2 片薑
6. 半磚豆腐 ( 150 克 ) = 5. 30 oz
7. 1 只雞蛋加入 1 茶匙水
8. 600 ml = 20 fl oz, 滾水
9. 1/3 茶匙老抽
10. 1 茶匙生抽
11. 3 茶匙李錦記豆辦醬
12. 2 茶匙雞粉
13. 1/2 茶匙糖
14. 3/4 茶匙鹽


1. 7 茶匙粟粉
2. 25 ml = 5 茶匙水


1. 2 條香芫茜
2. 2 茶匙鎮江醋
3. 1 茶匙白醋精
4. 1/3 茶匙白胡椒粉
5. 1/2 茶匙棘椒油
6. 1 茶匙麻油


1. 100 grams =  3. 60 oz,   pork
2. around 1 tbsp strips bamboo
3. 2 chinese dried mushrooms
4. 1 fungus
5. 2 slices ginger
6. half pressed tofu ( 150 grams ) = 5. 30 oz, medium firm
7. an egg add 1 tsp water
8. 600 ml = 20 fl oz,  boiling water
9. 1/3 tsp dark soy sauce
10. 1 tsp light soy sauce
11. 3 tsp Lee kum kee chilli bean sauce
12. 2 tsp chicken powder
13. 1/2 tsp sugar
14. 3/4 tsp salt


1. 7 tsp corn starch
2. 25 ml = 5 tsp water

Soup bowl ingredients:

1. 2 coriander
2. 2 tsp chinkiang vinegar
3. 1 tsp white vinegar essence
4. 1/3 tsp white pepper
5. 1/2 tsp chilli oil
6. 1 tsp sesame oil

22 Responses to Chinese hot and sour soup 酸辣湯

  1. Carmela says:

    Hi Maria, I plan to make the hot and sour soup very soon, but I need to know how many servings for the amounts given for the ingredients, is it one serving or two? Please send the reply to my hotmail address. Thanks

  2. winfredo onio says:

    Hi Maria,

    I will try this menu, thank you and more power.

  3. Debbie says:

    This is a very good and appetising soup to take with rice and noodles. Thank you Maria for taking so much effort to help us.

  4. Noel Dunsky says:


    What is this “fungus” you are using? Is it a kind of mushroom?

    It actually looks like seaweed…

    What is its NAME ?


    • Maria says:

      Hi Noel, I used white and black china mushroom fungus. Have a great day ^^

    • sibeliustx says:

      I usually hear that called “wood ear” mushroom, and it is labeled that in the Asian grocers I visit. The other, dried Chinese mushrooms were in a package labeled “shiitake”(in Japanese) and “Dried Mushroom” in English, with a recipe written in Chinese on back.

  5. Kay says:

    When you mention Chicken powder, is that like a dried chicken soup base?

  6. Kristen Lim says:

    Hi! What did you use in the pork marinade? sorry I don’t speak cantonese so I did some guessing while watching the video but can you tell me to be sure?
    Thank you!

    • Maria says:

      Hi Kristen, for the pork marinade, mostly some wine, light soy sauce, sugar, water, corn starch, oil ect. All videos come with english captions. Please click the CC Button to activate english subtitles. Thank you :)

  7. Glaucia says:

    Hi Maria ! What can I use instead of chinese fungus?I live in São Paulo (Brazil) and I usually go to two chinese food stores that exist over here but I never saw that fungus…thank you, Glaucia

  8. Linda says:

    Hi Maria,

    I’ve enjoyed your videos about cheung fun and now hot and sour soup! Following your recipe I see the secret ingredient is hot chili bean paste :) What a difference it made in my soup — that and soaking the tofu. Please keep posting :)

    Best wishes from Michigan!


    • Maria says:

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you for watching my videos and your support. I will try my best to make more videos. Thank you. Wish you have a wonderful Chinese New Year !!

  9. How says:

    Hi Maria
    I tried your recipe it turn out marvelous
    My children love it
    Thank you

    • Maria says:

      Hi How,

      You are welcome. Thank you for trying my recipe and it worked out well for your family. I am very happy. Best regards to your children and thank you very much for loving it. Have a wonderful day :)

  10. Lois says:

    Hi, I really like all your videos but unfortunately I don’t understand Cantonese. Is there an English/mandarin version of it?

    • Maria says:

      Hi Lois,
      Thank you for liking my cooking. All videos come with english captions. Please click the CC Button to activate english subtitles, and for the old videos, there are English annotations in the video. they are just like English subtitles and I also translated the list of ingredients and you can find it in the video description box under the video. Have a great day

  11. Maria says:

    Hi Herman,

    Thank you for trying my recipe and it worked well for you.
    I am coming from Hong Kong. The Chinese tomato soup I made in home with egg also I have two videos. Please check it out
    Fried eggs with tomatoes 番茄炒蛋 , My style borscht soup, 羅宋湯 . I hope you like them.

    Best regards

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