It was my daughter who introduced me Hot & Sour Soup. She uses a variety of ingredients and it takes time to prepare Hot & Sour Soup properly. This is my super quick and easy recipe that I use when I crave it. Today I thickened the soup thicker than normal, and pour it over hot Udon Noodles. You can pour it over Rice. It can be a very comforting and filling meal.


1 Serving


1 Cooked Udon *You may prefer Cooked Rice
50g thinly sliced Pork OR Chicken *cut into bite-size pieces
1 Egg *lightly whisked
Finely chopped Spring Onion

1 cup Chicken Stock *OR 1 cup Water and 1 teaspoons Asian Chicken Bouillon Powder
1/2 teaspoon grated Ginger
1 teaspoon Toban Djan (Chilli Bean Sauce) *OR Chilli as required
1/2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Mirin
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
Salt & White Pepper
1 tablespoon Potato Starch OR Corn Starch *mixed with 1 tablespoon Water

  1. Prepare all ingredients before you start cooking.
  2. Place all the Soup ingredients except for Potato Starch in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then add Pork (OR Chicken).
  3. When Pork is cooked, add Potato Starch mixture gradually to thicken the soup. You don’t need to add all of it.
  4. When the soup is thickened, add Egg, and gently stir. When Egg is softly cooked, soup is done.
  5. Heat Cooked Udon Noodles in boiling water, then drain. Place in a serving bowl, pour the soup over, add some Spring Onion, and enjoy. *Note: This soup can be enjoyed without Udon.