Source: Stella Fong, Food Writer | Catégorie: Santé du cœur, Soupes et ragoûts

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup

Traditional hot and sour soup is meat-based, but this vegetarian version gets its protein boost from tofu and eggs.

Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup


  • 4 dried Chinese black (shiitake) mushrooms 
  • hot water
  • 2 tsp canola oil 10 mL
  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 5 cups vegetable broth 1.25 L
  • 1/4 cup canned bamboo shoots, drained, julienned 60 mL
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup cold water 45 mL
  • 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 45 mL
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar 75 mL
  • 3/4 tsp ground white pepper 4 mL
  • 6 oz savory baked or firm tofu, julienned 170 g
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 stalks green onion, thinly sliced


  • 1. In small bowl, soak dried mushrooms in hot water for 20 minutes or until softened. Cut off stems and any hard areas and discard. Cut caps into thin slices. Set aside.
  • 2. In stock pot, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and carrots and cook 2 minutes or until carrots are just soft. Add vegetable broth and bamboo shoots and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture and stir until soup thickens, about 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar and white pepper. Stir.
  • 3. Add tofu and bring soup back to a boil. While stirring soup in circular motion in one direction, pour eggs in thin stream into soup.
  • 4. Remove soup from heat. Stir in green onions. Taste and adjust flavour with rice vinegar and white pepper. Serve immediately.


8 servings


1 cup (250 mL)


Per Serving

Lipides3.5 g
Gras saturés0 g
Cholestérol55 mg
Glucides8 g
Fibres2 g
Protéines4 g
Sodium450 mg