Hot-and-Sour Soup

Hot-and-Sour Soup
Photo by Rita Maas

Ingredients

  • 1 block firm tofu (about 4 ounces), rinsed and cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 3/4 cup)
  • 4 dried Chinese (or shiitake) mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1/8 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 4 cups canned chicken broth
  • ¼ cup lean pork (from a center-cut pork chop), cut into julienne strips
  • ¼ cup tree ears, optional
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • 1 large egg, well-beaten
    • 5 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
    • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 1/3 cup matchstick-cut canned bamboo shoots, rinsed and drained
    • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

In a small bowl, soak mushrooms in 1/2 cup hot water for 15 minutes. Drain and squeeze dry; reserve soaking liquid. Cut off and discard stems; slice caps thinly. In a small bowl, soak the tree ears (if using) in 1/2 cup hot water for 30 minutes. Drain and squeeze dry. Remove any hard spots, and r...

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