Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

  • Chinese Hot & Sour Soup
  • Chinese Hot & Sour Soup
  • Chinese Hot & Sour Soup
  • Chinese Hot & Sour Soup
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Ingredients

  • 1 tin x sanitarium tender pieces avail. at coles and woolies(wash out the gravy to only use the pieces)
  • 1 x carrot - fine sliced
  • 1 stalk x celery - fine cubed
  • 1 tin x bamboo - fine sliced + keep the water
  • 1/2 x green capsicum - fine sliced
  • 1 cup dry shitake mushrooms - soaked in water & fine chopped + keep the water
  • 1 x vegan beef style stock cube - from mussels available at coles and woolies
  • 1 good splash rice vinegar - you need to adjust the sweet and sour
  • 1 to 1,5 L water
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 small x piece of firm tofu - grated
  • 1 small x piece of ginger - grated
  • 2 Tbls corn starch dissolved in water to thicken the soup

Method

Heat some Sunflower oil into a big pot
and start to fry the fine sliced tender pieces.
You can marinate the pieces with fresh ginger, garlic and a bit of paprika powder.
Add the garlic, celery, carrot and stir together …

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.. add the bamboo and capsicum …
and last but not least, add the chopped Shitake mushrooms.
Stir well together when frying it.

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Add the water from the mushrooms and bamboo and fill up with water. Add the stock cube. Now you have to find the ballance between sour – sweet and hot. To give it colour and taste – use the ketchup. I guess I added half a small bottle. The dark soy sauce also will give the soup a great colour and taste. All you need to do is add the ingredients — and have a taste. Also cook your glass noodles separate – and add to the end to the soup. I cut them in half. To the end add the vegan gravy powder mix or corn flour mix to thicken the soup. The original has some eggwhite in it — I simply grated some Tofu and added it to my soup — gives the same look and adds protein to the soup! Let it only simmer for 10 min.
Give the soup also 10 min to rest — then plate up and ENJOY Germanie’s most popular Chinese Soup :-)

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  • Angela that soup looks very yummy.

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    by ANNA LINHART on 11/01/2014, 12:47
    ANNA LINHART
    • Thanks Anna :-)
      This soup is very popular in Germany … you get it in every Chinese restaurant in Germany!

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      by Angela H. on 14/01/2014, 11:12
      Angela H.