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Quick hot and sour noodle soup

Quick hot and sour noodle soup

Make your own version of this Chinese restaurant classic, filled out to a generous main course with noodles and chicken.

Ingredients

For the soup
For the noodle 'pot'

Preparation method

  1. For the soup base, heat the oil in a wok, then fry the ginger and shiitake mushrooms for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add the chilli, Shaoxing rice wine, vegetable stock, bamboo shoots and the seasonings. Bring to the boil, then add with the cornflour paste, stirring well, until thickened. Keep warm over a low heat.

  2. For the noodle pot, layer the cooked egg noodles, beansprouts, sliced baby corn and spring onions in a plastic pot or serving bowl. Top with shredded chicken, then spoon the soup over the ingredients. Give the noodle pot or bowl a good stir and serve immediately.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

Less than 10 mins cooking time

Serves 2

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