Chinese Hot and Sour Soup (for South Beach Phase 1) | Dietplan-101

Yields: 5 servings




  • 5 cups unsalted fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushroom
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 4 oz (113 g) cooked chicken breast strips
  • 1/3 cup canned bamboo shoots (cut into strips)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup less sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion
  • 1/3 cup fresh snow pea pods
  • 1 egg white (or whole egg) (lightly beaten)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • some chopped scallion (for garnishing)


  • Combine chicken broth, mushroom and ginger in a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Add in chicken strips, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add in bamboo shoots and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Add in vinegar, soy sauce and hot sauce, bring to the boil again.
  • Add in scallion and snow peas and cook for another minute.
  • Off the heat, then stir in beaten egg slowly.
  • Season to taste with pepper and garnish with extra chopped scallion.
  • Serve hot.