Hot & Sour Soup


Hot & Sour Soup

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 8 servings
Calories 178 kcal


  • 6 c water
  • 4 tsp better than bouillon paste
  • 12 oz fresh shiitake mushrooms sliced finely
  • 16 oz extra firm tofu sliced into thin, 1/2 inch long strips
  • 7 oz plain seitan sliced into thin strips
  • 16 oz canned bamboo shoots sliced into matchsticks
  • 6 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 heaping Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 c seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1-3 Tbsp Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1 bunch green onions slivered
  • 1/3 c cornstarch
  • 1/3 c cold water


  • The key to this soup is to make sure your mushrooms, tofu, bamboo shoots, and seitan are sliced into long, skinny strips before you start cooking. This takes a little time but is 100% worth it.
  • Bring the water and the bullion paste to a boil in a medium to large pot.
  • Add the mushrooms, tofu, bamboo shoots, seitan, soy sauce, hoisin sauce and boil for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the vinegar and Chili Garlic Sauce, tasting as you add it, to make sure it's not too spicy for you. Lower heat and simmer for 3 more minutes.
  • In a separate, small bowl, mix cornstarch into cold water until totally dissolved.
  • Whisk this mixture into your soup until totally incorporated. Simmer for another minute or two until the soup starts to thicken. Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with slivered green onions and serve.



Nutrition Facts
Hot & Sour Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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