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Serves :

Preparation Time :
20 minutes

Cooking Time :
40 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Cover the dried shiitake mushrooms in warm water and leave to soak for about 20 minutes.
  • Drain and reserve the soaking liquid. Thinly slice the reconstituted mushrooms.
  • Bring the stock to the boil in a large saucepan over a moderate heat.
  • Add the reserved mushroom liquid, the soy sauce, rice wine or sherry, sugar, chilli and ginger.
  • Lower the heat, add the mushrooms and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add the shredded chicken, spring onions and carrots and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
  • Garnished with coriander leaves. 


  • 30 grams dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 3 liters Chicken Stock 
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoon soft brown sugar
  • 2 fresh green chilli, deseeded and very finely chopped
  • Piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and very finely shredded
  • 500 grams cooked boneless, skinless chicken, finely shredded
  • 10 spring onions, finely shredded
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish (optional)

3 comments for “Hot and Sour Chicken Soup”

  • see
    Posted 05 November 2020 at 02:15:17

    good stuff

  • Sadif
    Posted 05 November 2020 at 02:29:02

    sour chichen? sounds a bit weird. Sadif

  • hasbihal.org
    Posted 22 June 2021 at 14:09:51


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