Chinese Hot & Sour Soup

This soup is not like any other soup. It’s sour, peperrie, and slimy. It has a unique taste and the ingredients are very vegetarian friendly. It reminds me a lot of Beijing’s time, and they also call it Beijing soup. I am glad that I can make this soup to reminisce my memories of old time. Hope you enjoy it too… J

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving: 4-6


40 g                 Black Fungus (soak in the water for an hour and rinse), thin sliced

100 g               Enoki mushroom, cut and throw the end part, cut into two

1                     Carrot, stripe cut

1 block            Tofu, stripe cut

1 stick              Bamboo shoot, stripe cut

1                      Egg, beaten


1 tbsp              Dark soy sauce

1 tbsp              Light soy sauce

1 tsp                Salt

1 tsp                Sugar

1 tsp                Chicken power (or Vegetarian powder)

1 liter               Water

6 tsp                Corn starch/Tapioca, dissolve in 6 tsp water

Serve with

1 tsp                White pepper

1 tbsp              Chinese black vinegar


  • Prepare all ingredients.

  • In a pot, bring 1-1,5 liter of water (about 1/3 of the pot) to a boil. Cook black fungus, enoki mushroom, and bamboo shoot for about 1-2 minutes. Rinse. This step is to clean the mushroom and bamboo shoot.
  • Heat 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil on medium. Throw in carrot, cook for about 1-2 minutes. Add in 1 -1,5 liter water.
  • Add the black fungus, enoki, bamboo, sauce, and tofu. Let it boil. Once it’s boiling, add in the corn starch mixture.
  • Stir until it’s boiling, slowly pour the beaten egg, stir to break the egg up.
  • In a bowl. Mix pepper and black Chinese vinegar, pour the soup in. ready to serve.

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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