Hot and Sour Chicken Soup ~ Restaurant Style

by - March 13, 2014

Hot & Sour Chicken Soup



Preparation time: 20 ~ 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 ~ 50 minutes
Yield: 5 ~ 6
Sources: sarasyummybites

Ingredients:
2 tbsp sesame oil 
1 tsp minced ginger and garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup mixed vegetables, chopped
100 grams / 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast pieces with stock
3 ~ 4 cups vegetable /chicken stock  or water
1 ~ 2 tbsp sambal or 2 tbsp red chilli garlic paste to taste
1 ~ 2 tbsp soy sauce or to taste
2 tbsp corn starch
1/4 cup water  
A pinch of ajinomoto
Salt to taste
1 bunch string onions
Minced cilantro as needed
1 egg white from one egg
Red food color as needed ( optional)

Method:

1. Cook chicken pieces with pinch of turmeric powder and salt with 2 cups of water for 10 minutes  in medium heat. 
2. Mean time heat sauce pan with sesame oil, add minced ginger, garlic. Saute for few seconds and then add chopped onions. Saute for few minutes then add chopped vegetables and cook for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
4. Add sambal, soy sauce, ajinomoto and salt with 4 cups of stock or water. Adjust salt and spice to taste.
5. Bring the mixture to boil and continue to cook for another 6 minutes. Add cooked chicken with stock and cook it  for another 7 ~ 10 minutes in medium heat.
6. Mix corn starch with 1/4 cup of water in a bowl with out any lump. Pour this mixture to boiling soup and stir continuously. At this point soup will become thick. ( for more thick soup add more corn starch mixture or thinner it with required amount of water and adjust spice and salt to taste).
7. Lower the heat,  stir in spring onions and cilantro. Reserve little for garnishing.  Stir once and add egg whites little by little and mix gently.  Turn off the heat and transfer it to serving bowl.  Serve hot with pepper and salt. 
   
Note: Vegetables like carrot, beans, cabbage, mushroom, celery, bell pepper etc
        Adjust water according to required consistency. Adding ajinomoto is optional. 
        For vegetable hot and sour soup, avoid chicken and follow the same procedure. 
        For Red chilli garlic paste, soak 2 ~ 3 red chilli in warm water and grind it in to paste with 1 ~ 2 garlic pods.
Hot & Sour Chicken Soup


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Hot & Sour Chicken Soup 
Preparation time: 20 ~ 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40 ~ 50 minutes
Yield: 5 ~ 6
Sources: sarasyummybites

Ingredients:
2 tbsp sesame oil 
1 tsp minced ginger and garlic
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup mixed vegetables, chopped
100 grams / 1/2 cup cooked chicken breast pieces with stock
3 ~ 4 cups vegetable /chicken stock  or water
1 ~ 2 tbsp sambal or 2 tbsp red chilli garlic paste to taste
1 ~ 2 tbsp soy sauce or to taste
2 tbsp corn starch
1/4 cup water  
A pinch of ajinomoto
Salt to taste
1 bunch string onions
Minced cilantro as needed
1 egg white from one egg
Red food color as needed (optional )
Method:

1. Cook chicken pieces with pinch of turmeric powder and salt with 2 cups of water for 10 minutes  in medium heat. 
2. Mean time heat sauce pan with sesame oil, add minced ginger, garlic. Saute for few seconds and then add chopped onions. Saute for few minutes then add chopped vegetables and cook for 2 ~ 3 minutes.
4. Add sambal, soy sauce, ajinomoto and salt with 4 cups of stock or water. Adjust salt and spice to taste.
5. Bring the mixture to boil and continue to cook for another 6 minutes. Add cooked chicken with stock and cook it  for another 7 ~ 10 minutes in medium heat.
6. Mix corn starch with 1/4 cup of water in a bowl with out any lump. Pour this mixture to boiling soup and stir continuously. At this point soup will become thick.  ( for more thick soup add more corn starch mixture or thinner it with required amount of water and adjust spice and salt to taste).
7. Lower the heat,  stir in spring onions and cilantro. Reserve little for garnishing.  Stir once and add egg whites little by little and mix gently.  Turn off the heat and transfer it to serving bowl.  Serve hot with pepper and salt. 
   Note:
  Vegetables like carrot, beans, cabbage, mushroom, celery, bell pepper etc

 Adjust water according to required consistency. Adding ajinomoto is optional. 

  For vegetable hot and sour soup, avoid chicken and follow the same procedure.                                                                       For Red chilli garlic paste, soak 2 ~ 3 red chilli in warm water and grind it in to paste with 1 ~ 2 garlic pods.                    www.sarasyummybites.com
This recipe is for Blogging Marathon 38 under the theme Soups and salad with side. Do check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 38   

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6 comments

  1. Perfect for wintery evenings. Sounds spicy too.

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  2. Soup looks so delicious dear..Lovely color dear !!

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  3. Yummy chicken soup.want to finish off the bowl

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  4. Give me that bowl of soup, prefect for my sour throat.

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  5. Perfect soup for the chilly weather.

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