Hot and Sour Soup is an oriental soup dish composed of meat and lots of vegetables. Chilies or chili sauce is responsible in making this soup dish spicy, while rice vinegar is the main souring agent.
The taste of this dish does not only depend on the spiciness of the chili or sourness of the vinegar. The other ingredients play a vital role in providing rich and great flavor to this soup. The mushrooms make this soup tangy while ginger and bamboo shoots provides pleasant aroma; other ingredients add beautiful flavor and texture to the dish.
I find it perfect to have Hot and Sour soup during the cold weather; it always keeps me feel warm especially during this winter season.