Add some spice to your life with this fiery dish. 


  • Hot and sour soup

  • 500g organic cherry tomatoes

  • 1.5kg rice-washed water (water left from washed rice)

  • 30g ginger, peeled and sliced

  • 30g chives, chopped

  • 2 1/3 tbsp garlic, minced

  • 2 tsp TABASCO® Habanero Sauce

  • 1 tbsp chicken powder (or chicken bouillon powder)

  • 1 tsp fine salt

  • ½ tsp lindera oil (or substitute with a squeeze of fresh lemon)

  • 1.5 litres fish stock

  • For marinated fish

  • 500g fresh bass, bones removed

  • 3 dashes TABASCO® Sauce

  • 1 egg

  • Pinch of fine salt

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

  • 1 tsp chili powder or paprika

  • For dipping sauce

  • 50g minced garlic

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

  • 5 dashes TABASCO® Sauce

  • 150ml prepared Hot & Sour fish soup base


  • For hot and sour soup:

  • 1.

    Blanch tomatoes, cool in ice water and peel. Place tomatoes in container and fill with rice-washed water.

  • 2.

    Let sit for 1 week at room temperature to ferment.

  • 3.

    Blend the fermented tomato with 200ml of rice-washed water.

  • 4.

    Sauté the ginger and chive until fragrant. Add minced garlic and cook until yellow in color. Add the blended tomatoes and stir. Then add the fish stock and season with TABASCO® Habanero Sauce, chicken powder, salt, and lindera oil or lemon juice to taste. Reserve 150ml for dipping sauce.

  • For marinated fish:

  • 1.

    Thinly slice bass with skin on. In a bowl, combine all ingredients and marinate for 10 minutes.

  • For dipping sauce:

  • 1.

    In a bowl, combine TABASCO® Sauce with reserved hot and sour soup and stir well.

  • 2.

    In a separate sauce bowl, combine garlic and coriander. Use a filter to strain the soup mixture into the sauce bowl.

  • Serving suggestion:

  • 1.

    Dip marinated fish slices into boiling hot and sour soup until cooked. Dip cooked fish slices into dipping sauce and enjoy. Other foods, such as meat, seafood, mushrooms, vegetables, dumplings and noodles, can also be cooked in the Soup and enjoyed with the Dipping Sauce.

  • 2.

    Fish marinade can be used for different proteins, including beef, pork, lamb, chicken, or prawn.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 191kj
  • Fat Total 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 24g
  • Carbohydrate 10g
  • Sugar 2g
  • Sodium 977mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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