This recipe in no way should be credited to me. I found it off the internet years ago, and noticed this exact recipe wasn't on RecipeZaar yet... so here it is. =) This is the closest tasting recipe I've found to the Hot and Sour Soup that is served at P.F. Chang's. If you love that restaurant as much as I do, give this a shot. You won't be disappointed! (This approximately yields the "bowl" size from the restaurant.)
- 6 ounces chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
- 1 quart chicken stock
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 6 ounces bamboo shoots, cut into strips (canned is perfect)
- 6 ounces wood ear mushrooms, cut into strips (or canned straw mushrooms, if woodear can't be found)
- 1⁄2 cup cornstarch
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 ounces white vinegar
- 6 ounces silken tofu, cut into strips
- Cook chicken strips till done. Set aside.
- Bring stock to boil. Add soy sauce, white pepper, bamboo, mushrooms and chicken. Stir. Let cook for 3 minutes.
- While cooking, in separate bowl combine cornstarch and water to make slurry. Add slurry a little at a time and stir until thick (all slurry may not be necessary, so add as much as necessary for desired thickness - I used about 3/4 of slurry).
- Add eggs while stirring and cook for 30 seconds or until eggs are done.
- Turn off heat. Add vinegar and tofu, give it a quick stir. Spoon into bowls and enjoy!
I too used a little less soy sauce and added scallions. I LOVE hot and soup soup and cannot believe that this is the first time I am making it! This really is a great recipe. I couldn't find wood ear mushrooms so I used Shiitake and I really enjoyed them. Thank you very much for posting this recipe!
Awesome recipe! 1 qt of chicken stock was definitely the perfect amount, even after it simmering and steaming away. I used a good quality light soy sauce, which naturally made it less salty and perfect. Followed the recipe to a T except used shittake, i couldn't find wood ear either which was disappointing since i love the chewy texture! This soup is best very chunky, like PF Changs serves it, so adding more liquid would definitely ruin the chunky goodness! Tasted very similar, but i recommend using very good homemade chicken stock. I have a good recipe from Emiril Lagasse, Changs obviously uses a great quality stock, i can tell that was the missing element since i had to use store bought. Was definitely delicious all the same, and quanties were perfect to me!
This is by far, the best hot and sour soup I have ever tasted! It tastes so much like P.F. Chang's version! My husband and I love it! thanks for the recipe my friend!!!!! Buon Appetitto!!!