Chinese Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

a bowl of chinese hot and sour soup
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 Updated 31/05/2015

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A traditional clear Chinese soup packed full of tasty morsels. It has a sharp and slightly sour taste that adds an edge to your appetite.

You may be interested to try this suggested menu:

Starter - Chinese Hot and Sour Soup
Main Course - Beijing Shredded Beef
Dessert - Lychee and Mandarin Mousse


  • 8oz button mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • 4floz medium dry sherry
  • 5tbs soy sauce
  • 2tbs chopped fresh coriander
  • 8oz thinly shredded cooked chicken
  • 4oz spring onions, thinly shredded
  • 5oz whole baby sweetcorn, sliced
  • 5tbs white wine vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pints cold water
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Put the mushrooms into a large saucepan.
  2. Add the sherry, soy sauce, coriander and 2 pints cold water.
  3. Bring to the boil.
  4. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken, vegetables and wine vinegar to the soup.
  6. Taste and season with the pepper.
  7. Simmer for a few more minutes.
  8. Serve.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2-4 portions


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