Luo Zizhao

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Hot and Sour Soup with Seafood

This restaurant-style Hot and Sour Soup with Seafood is the PERFECT combo of spicy and savory, made with shrimps, scallops, squid, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, tofu, and eggs in a savory seasoned chicken broth with soy sauce and vinegar.

CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: EASY
TIME: 30 min
SERVING: 2 People
INGREDIENTS:
LET'S START
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Finely slice wood ear mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and squids. Chop cilantro and scallions.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Finely slice tofu and bamboo shoots.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Par-boil shrimp, squid and scallops in boiling water.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Bring the chicken stock to a boil, add shrimp, scallions, squids, tofu, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. Add seasonings and cornstarch water, and stir until it thickens.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Slowly stir egg mixture into the soup, and add a few drops of sesame oil.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Sprinkle cilantro and scallions on top. Serve immediately.
Final Notes
Final Notes
The key to this soup is the sourness from the white vinegar and the spiciness from the white pepper. The traditional way of making the soup doesn’t add any vegetable oil or pepper flakes.