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Vegetarian Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Chinese Hot and Sour Soup is a light meal or accompaniment eaten any time of day. My Taiwanese roomate in college used to prepare this hot and sour soup recipe for breakfast on occasion, and I heartily ate it up! This recipe is both vegetarian and vegan. Hot and sour soup is somewhat light, so feel free to add in some fried tofu or seitan.
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  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced (Chinese wood ear mushrooms or shiitake are best)
  • 1 small can bamboo shoots
  • 1 small can water chestnuts
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (use tamari to keep it gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup scallions (green onions), sliced
  • 2 tbsp chili oil


Bring vegetable broth to a simmer and add all the ingredients, except the scallions and chili oil.

Allow to simmer for at least 20 minutes.

Add the scallions and simmer for about 5 more minutes. Stir in the chili oil.

Add additional soy sauce, hot sauce or vinegar to taste.

Enjoy your vegetarian Chinese hot and sour soup!

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 4 out of 5
BF loves this recipe., Member Vegan4Life77

My bf really loves it when I make this soup. I have used both homemade chili oil and sriracha hot sauce and it always turns out great.

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