Hot and Sour Soup Recipe
I just got tired of eating the same Nigerian dishes and I think its about time I had a foreign dish to spice up my taste buds.
So I am going to try the Chinese delicacy of hot and sour soup.
Chinese foods are spicy and interesting. I don’t think the weather is cold yet. In fact, the weather has been so hot this January, although we had some heavy rains this week. But when the rains come or when the cold harmattan period returns, or when you have a cold, then you can prepare this dish.
Ingredients Of Hot And Sour Soup
5-gram black mushrooms
5-gram button mushrooms
5-gram bamboo shoots
5-gram bean sprouts
5-gram fresh beans
1 tbsp soya sauce
1/2 tbsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
2 tbsp cornflour
1 tbsp coriander
1 tsp chilli oil
2 cups stock
1 1/2 tbsp vinegar
Salt to taste
How to Make Hot and Sour Soup
- Cut all vegetables, chicken and prawns in julienne style (Julienne, allumette, or french cut, is a culinary knife cut in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks)
- Take a wok pan and add the stock and add all vegetables along with chicken and cook.
- Later add pepper, soy, salt, coriander, chilli oil and vinegar.
- Add corn flour for thickness and lastly the egg.
Total cook time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. 15 minutes to prep and 1 hour to cook. So I am going to have fun this weekend. Wait a minute who knows where I can bamboo shoots?