Hot & Sour (Savoy) Soup

Part of the fun of knowing how (or learning how) to cook is being creative.

This is a twist on the traditional Hot & Sour Soup.

Actually, it only bears a slight resemblance, but it’s my kitchen and my blog and you get the idea.

It doesn’t have mushrooms or tofu and it does have green Savoy cabbage.

It’s soup – we make it with the ingredients on hand.

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Hot & Sour (Savoy) Soup

The addition of slivered green cabbage adds a bit of texture and crunch.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: First Courses


  • 2 cups (16oz, 480ml) chicken broth
  • 1 cup (3oz, 90gr) thinly sliced Savoy cabbage
  • 2 green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbs water


  • Heat oils in a medium saucepan.
  • Add onions, cabbage and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth and heat to boiling.
  • Stir dissolved cornstarch into the boiling broth, until thickened.
  • Add soy sauce and vinegar, stir.
  • Pour in egg, stir once or twice only.
  • Ladle into 2 bowls and serve immediately.


Substitute bok choy for the green cabbage.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 131
  • Sugar: 3.8 g
  • Sodium: 1188.9 mg
  • Fat: 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 98 mg
Hot Sour Soup with Savoy Cabbage

I could have called it Egg Drop Soup with Savoy Cabbage….

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4 thoughts on “Hot & Sour (Savoy) Soup”

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! Really delicious. I love soup with egg in it. A keeper for me! (can you tell how enthusiastic I am about trying it?)

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