Chinese hot and sour soup
Recipe type: soup
  • Eggs
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Cooking wine
  • Oil
  • Dried chili pepper
  • Rice vinegar
  • Salt
  • Sesame oil (optional)
  • MSG/vegetable/mushroom/chicken essence (optional)
  1. Chop a good size tomato into slices.
  2. Chop 1/3 of a whole cucumber into slices.
  3. Whisk 2 eggs in a mix bowl.
  4. In a heated wok, pour in 3 tablespoons of oil.
  5. When the oil is almost hot, add in a teaspoon of dried crushed chili
  6. Wait a bit and take the chili out for the oil
  7. Add in a tablespoon of cooking wine.
  8. Add two rice bowls of water and allow it boil.
  9. Add sliced tomato, then the cucumber.
  10. When the tomato gets soft add in whisked eggs. (While pouring the egg, keep on stirring)
  11. Quickly add in 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoon of rice vinegar (again, alter the amount of vinegar if you prefer more or less sourness), 1/2 teaspoon of MSG/vegetable/mushroom/chicken essence (optional).
  12. As soon as it is boiling again, turn off the fire. Add in a few drops of sesame oil.
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