Experience the Asian culture with this authentic blend of exotic flavors. Warms your soul and awakens your tastebuds.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the minced serrano and chicken broth into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium. Stir in the garlic and ginger, simmer for 1 minute. Stir in the shiitake mushrooms, tofu, and bamboo strips, simmer for 2 minutes to soften mushrooms.

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  • Stir in the bean sprouts, tamari, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and black pepper; simmer for 1 minute to soften the bean sprouts.

  • Dissolve the cornstarch in the mirin, and stir into the simmering soup; cook for 30 seconds to thicken. Remove from heat and pour in beaten egg while stirring slowly. Ladle soup into bowls; garnish with green onion and cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 9.7g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 4.3g; cholesterol 46.5mg; sodium 761.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2008
Very tasty. Didn't use the tofu or the serrano chilis, but substituted 3/4 tsp. chili pepper flakes. Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2007
This was just OK - it needed more vinegar and more chile pepper - not very hot or very sour. Read More
(7)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2008
Very tasty. Didn't use the tofu or the serrano chilis, but substituted 3/4 tsp. chili pepper flakes. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
this was a pretty good start for someone (like me) who hasn't ever made this soup before. i added shredded carrot regular mushrooms & some other crazy mushroom i found at market. i also added chili oil and prepared the whole thing in a cast iron dutch oven/jumbalaya pot. it rocked. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
05/29/2007
This was just OK - it needed more vinegar and more chile pepper - not very hot or very sour. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2009
This was a great recipe! I doubled soy and vinegar and added white vinegar. 1-2 tablespoons of Tamarind soured it up and worked well with the cilantro. It reminded me of a Thai version. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
This absolutely surprised me!! I did not expect it to taste so authentic without the lily buds and black mushrooms. I used a combo of fresh and dried shitakes but other than that made as directed. The balance of sour and heat was pleasant when I first made it. However I prepared through step 2 about 2 hrs before serving. It lost some of its original zip. I had to tweak it with soy vinegar and more pepper. I also used a white pepper/black pepper combination for heat. Egg added some cloudiness but did not affect taste. My advice: Have everything prepped but do not go past step 1 until just before serving. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2008
This was a great dinner. My kids wanted to try tofu so this is what I picked. They loved it as did my husband. I could not find the tamari so I didn't use it it was still great Read More
(5)
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Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2009
This was a good start but I ended up having to tweak it a bunch to get enough flavor for our tastes and was still left feeling like it was missing something. I am going to have to order a bowl again and figure out what I am missing. Also I love cilantro but I have to say that I felt it did not belong. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2009
I didnt have tamari sauce in the house so i made it without it. I didnt like the ginger pieces so i think next time i would use it with dry ginger. I love this soup...and it was SO easy to make Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2011
I doubled the amount of everything except the bamboo shoots bean sprouts and egg. I also added some thin slices of onion and left out the corn starch. Overall a very good recipe. Read More
(3)
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