For many years I was a fan of the Hot & Sour soup at Shanghai (Spadina & College). With the closure of the restaurant and the subsequent loss of this precious substance, I have been going to greater and greater lengths to find ANYTHING that is even vaguely similar to Shanghai's concoction, but alas I have had no luck.
I have read the Hot & Sour soup threads here on Chowhound, and I have even taken some of the advice here on the boards. To date I have tried Swatow, Kom Jug Yuen and Happy Seven as some have recommended and found that not one is even close to what Shanghai offered. If you're a fan of one the above, thats great, its clear from the previous threads that everyone has an idea of what "great" hot and sour soup is.
What I am asking for here is a place that can offer a direct REPLACEMENT for Shanghai's H&S, suggested by people who actually liked the Shaghai product. Better yet, if you know where the proprietors (a Mr. Larry Yu I believe) have fled to with this life extending recipe, please please please let me know.