Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crabmeat Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup is a common soup that we can find in any Chinese restaurant or take out restaurant in US and A.Recently when we was celebrate my big day at a Chinese restaurant hubby request for a small bowl of hot and sour soup..I don't understand why he like egg drop soup ,wonton soup and hot and sour soup from Chinese restaurant and not my nutritious and delicious herbal soup that been boil for hours..Anyway,hubby always said the soup in American- Chinese restaurant suit him better than the expensive nutritious soup I make at home..He dunno what he been missing but he doesn't care .He refused to drink any of the herbal soup I make cuz it's has a strong overpowering Chinese medicine smell.He said bird nest soup is so in-hygienic.How can we use bird saliva and so on....*sigh* I gave up and never offer him any of my own make delicious soup to him..But I promised to make hot and sour soup for him since it's a easy and simple soup to make and it's doesn't need hours of boiling..Told hubby I can make better hot and sour soup then the restaurant..!! good to be true!! he said this is the best hot and sour soup he had!! haha!! he sucker for MSG!! but I didn't use MSG directly..I used chicken bouillon and I believed all the sauce or condiments have MSG included or the manufacture used other name instead of MSG!!

3 liter chicken broth or water ,plus extra
2 tbsp chicken bouillon
200 gm lean pork,sliced thin
100 gm chicken breast ,sliced thin
50 gm crab meat (imitation or in can)
5 pieces baby corn,sliced think or bamboo shoot
1 box medium firm soft tofu,cut strip
1 cup green peas
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp chili paste or sambal olek
2 tbsp sugar
salt to taste
2 drop of dark soy sauce
3-4 large eggs,lightly beaten
4-5 tbsp corn flour + 4 tbsp cold water dissolved
handful cut scallion
1:Prepare a medium stock pot at high heat with chicken broth or water and chicken bouillon..When water rolling boil add in sliced pork and chicken..Cook for 3 minutes before add in baby corn,crab meat,strip tofu,green peas,chili paste,vinegar,sugar,salt and dark soy sauce.
2:Cook for another 10 minutes or until bubbly boil,then slowly add in corn flour dissolved to thicken the soup in googy texture.Use spatula to stir all the ingredients well..Add in egg and quickly stir it again..Check the seasoning..
3:Remove from heat and scoop the soup to individual bowl.Sprinkle with cut scallion before serve warm with fried noodles(cracker).


ann low said...

Mmm...I also wish I can have a bowl of your delicious soup. Looks better that the restaurants :)

Fuji said...

Ha, your husband doesn't know what he's missing! I guess many people don't want to eat what is unfamiliar to them.
I think it's funny so many people complain about msg, but it's in so many things!

CL said...

You have a ang mo hubby... I can relate to this one.. Thanks for the recipe, I will sure make this soup for my hubby, who happen to like hot and sour soup from Chinese restaurant...

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your blogs!!! I'm Chinese-American and I miss good old food, that my grandparents use to make. I'm from Long Island, NY, too. And my husband is caucasian, so he really doesn't "crave" this food that I LOVE. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

You have a WONDERFUL blog!

Little Inbox said...

I've came across lots of recipe of hot and sour soup, but I have not cook it before. You've made my hands itchy...I must cook it at least once, haha...

Dawn said...

Same with my hubs, hot and sour soup is his fav too. I will definitely make this...looks so much more appetizing. Thanks!

noobcook said...

I totally have to try my hand at making this... looks really good!

tigerfish said...

I certainly crave for this soup in this weather now!

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you for your kind words ☺

Thank you for dropping by:) yes...many ppls believed that when they request for No MSG their food don't have any...but the fact is the chef or manufacture add MSG into the product !! if not how can the food taste so goooodd!! right?

chew lee:
Thanks for dropping by☺ that right!! but these days he get better,hardy complaint the food I cook anymore...get used to it!... or else he said the food I cook is smelly,stinky or fire burning!! haha!!

Thanks for dropping by and your kind words ☺...Hmmmm I met another long islander here..I know what you mean when you talk about hubby is a pizza and hamburger guy but nowadays he change abit with his food taste or long as it's not too spicy he will eat a bit..told him he can't eat pizza and burger everyday coz our daughter will follow too!!

Little In box:
I know what you mean...authenic H&S soup are originally from Szechuan...they add fungus ,extra spicy and have slightly different taste from take out restaurant...try H&S soup in Szechuan can taste the different!!

hmmmm you must make this your hub! I'm sure he appreciated it!

noobcook and tigerfish:
thank you..yes it's really cold now!! good luck!

Lisa said...

Tried Bird Nest soup last year from like . Tastes really good... yeah, I thought it was gross at first, but wow, you won't regret it.

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