Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Soup

    Difficulty: Easy-Medium Serves 4 I visit a local Vietnamese restaurant nearly every week and one of my favourite menu items is the sweet and sour soup. Last weekend I decided to give it a whirl and make my own, the results were nearly just as good. The serving sizes probably aren't big enough for dinner without an accompaniment but perfect for a light lunch. Ingredients 1/2 cup tamarind puree 6 cups hot water 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 block tofu, cut into cubes 1 brown onion, cut into chunks 3 vegetable stock cubes 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 tablespoons vegetarian fish sauce 2 celery stalks, sliced diagonally 3/4 cup bean shoots 1 1/4 cups mushrooms, chopped Method Put the tamarind and a cup of hot water in a bowl and allow the tamarind to dissolve. Push...

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