by Ching-He Huang

Make your own version of this Chinese hot and sour noodle soup. It's a generous main course with noodles and chicken.

Main course

Buyer's guide

Shiitake are now cultivated in Britain and can be bought fresh or dried.


Snip off the hard stems (but don’t discard them – add to soups and stock). Shiitake go well with pork, meat and steamed fish; they can also be mixed with ordinary cultivated mushrooms.