Hot and Sour Soup Recipe

This soup with warm, bold flavors is great for cold days.

Categories Soup, Vegetable, Del Monte Condiments
Preparation Time15 min.
Cooking Time24 mins.
Number of Servings 6


    • 6 cup water
    • 1 1/2 pc chicken bouillon cube
    • 1 cup labong (bamboo shoot), cut into thin strips then boiled in water until tender
    • 1/2 cup tenga ng daga, rehydrated, drained and cut into strips
    • 1 cup tofu, medium diced
    • 1/3 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup DEL MONTE Red Cane Vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp siling labuyo, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp sugar, white
    • 1/4 cup cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 water
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • 2 Tbsp spring onion, chopped

Cooking Tools Needed

    • Chopping Board
    • Measuring Cups
    • Measuring Spoon
    • Pot
    • Spatula

Cooking Skills Needed

    • Boiling
    • Sautéing
    • Simmering


1. Bring the water with chicken bouillon cube to a boil then add cooked labong, tenga ng daga, and soft tofu. Turn down to simmer.

2. Add soy sauce, vinegar, and siling labuyo. Allow vinegar to boil before mixing.

3. Bring the soup to a boil. Add cornstarch mixture. Mix well until thick.

4. Add sesame oil. Garnish with spring onions. Serve immediately.

Lusog Notes

This recipe is a source of iron that is needed for normal metabolism. Iron is also important in the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen around the body.

Chef's Tip

Cornstarch acts as a thickener for the soup and also adds a shiny appearance.


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