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Homemade Hot and Sour Soup

It's both spicy and sour and loaded with pork and mushrooms.  Skip the take-out and make this Homemade Hot and Sour Soup at home! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword copycat, fake away, soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 10 oz ground pork
  • 6 oz mushrooms assorted, shiitake, creminis, whatever you have
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1/4 cup reserved
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar split
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • tiny pinch white pepper optional


  • In a saute pan on medium, cook ground pork until done, crumbling as it cooks. Approximately 7-10 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, remove pork from pan onto a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, over medium high heat, add 7 3/4 cups of stock to a dutch oven or large pot with mushrooms, 1/8 cup of rice wine vinegar, ginger, chili garlic sauce, and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer.
  • Whisk the cornstarch with the other 1/4 cup of chicken stock.  When stock comes to a simmer, stir in cornstarch stirring continuously until soup begins to thicken.
  • Gently drizzle the whisked eggs into the soup while stirring the soup continuously creating egg ribbons.  Add pork, green onions, sesame oil, remaining 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar, and white pepper.   
  • Serve immediately and add more chili garlic sauce (and or Sriracha) and rice wine vinegar to taste. 


Make your own stock!