L’Asiatique’s Hot and Sour Soup


Hot and Sour Soup Recipe, guaranteed to ward off any winter chills!
Per 300ml Serving


  • 1 large cup of chicken broth, plus additional water if required
  • 3 large shrimp, de-veined and shelled
  • 3 pieces of calamari, cleaned and finely sliced into ribbons.
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tbs finely minced onion and fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 1-2 tbs vinegar
  • 1 tsp soya sauce.
  • 1/4 tsp garlic – finely minced
  • 1 beaten egg


  • Bring the chicken broth to the boil with the sliced calamari and shrimp and simmer for 10 minutes. If the liquid reduces too much add more chicken broth and a little water.
  • Put ginger and onion in a small sieve, and squeeze to release juice into soup (discard solids).
  • Stir in sugar.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and cornstarch with a little of the broth. Add to pot; simmer, stirring, until soup is thickened, about one minute.
  • Add egg through a slotted spoon, and stir to form ribbons. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for one minute. Stir in the teaspoon of soya sauce.
  • Garnish with sliced spring onion and finely chopped crispy fried garlic.
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