Alright...I know that foodies have for the most part stopped bothering with hot & sour soup, but I've been addicted to the stuff since I was about 12 years old (I first remember seeing it around Philly a lot in the early 80's). I know that dumpling noodle soups and such have become more the thing. Still, my heart cries out for delicious hot & sour soup!
What makes for great hot & sour soup? In my humble opinion, it should be a bit vinegary, peppery, a bit mushroom-y, and every bite should have different textures...some silky, some crispy and crunchy. It should not be sweet, thick or gloppy. I truly believe that so many places making lousy hot & sour soup is what pushed it out of favor with my fellow food lovers.
Does anyone here have any recommendations for where I should go for a hot & sour soup fix?