Hot-and-Sour Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes 7 cups 1.75 l ) ;


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Once upon a time, there was a fabulous restaurant in New York called Pearl’s. Pearl was an attractive, witty woman born in China and married to an ex-general (of I do not know which side). At the time, it seemed to me that all the strong women who owned Chinese restaurants had been married to Chinese generals.

Pearl, herself a chorus girl, had started out at the Lotus Garden and then worked at another restaurant in the theater district, and she had made so many friends among the the