I’d never tried Hot and Sour Soup because usually at restaurants it’s not vegetarian. I’ve always wanted to try it though, so I was excited when I found this recipe from The Woks of Life.
The hardest part of making this recipe was finding the ingredients. I’d never cooked with a number of them, including dried spiced tofu, lily flowers, and wood ear mushrooms. I spent a really long time wandering around my local asian market looking for the ingredients. It took me a particularly long time to realize that dried spiced tofu would be in the refrigerated section with the regular tofu.
Once I had all the ingredients, this was really easy and quick to make. And quite tasty. My only issue was that it was a bit too spicy for me. Next time I made it I’d half the white pepper called for.
2 thoughts on “Hot and Sour Soup”
I have never heard of dried lily flowers. But i got a borage plant and my friend toldd me that the blue floweres, tasting like celery, are good in salads. recipe looks authentic and interesting.
To me the rehydrated flowers had a similar flavor as bamboo shoots but with a different texture.