Hot And Sour Soup

Hot And Sour Soup

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This soup is a speciality of the province of Szechuan in western China and has a most unusual but very attractive taste. Sesame oil can be obtained from health food or Chinese provision stores.
Servings: 6
Calories: 181


  • 2 Tbs Sesame oil
  • 2 Medium onions finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs Flour
  • 2 pints Chicken stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbs Soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Monosodium glutamate MSG, (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 10 oz Bean sprouts
  • 2 Chinese dried mushrooms soaked in cold water for 20 minutes, drained and chopped
  • 4 oz Canned bamboo shoot drained and finely chopped
  • 4 oz Cooked chicken finely diced


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions and fry until they are soft.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the flour to form a smooth paste.
  • Gradually stir in the remaining ingredients until they are well blended and the mixture is smooth.
  • Return the pan to moderate heat and bring to the boil, stirring constantly. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Transfer the soup to a warmed tureen and serve at once.
Calories: 181 kcal
Carbohydrates: 17 g
Protein: 12 g
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 19 mg
Sodium: 581 mg
Potassium: 409 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 7 g
Vitamin A: 30 IU
Vitamin C: 19 mg
Calcium: 30 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Dishes Soups
Cuisine Asian
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