When ever I had a hankering for hot and sour soup I would always make the trek into the city and go to Hong Min. Not only did the have the finest version, that I have ever had,fgggg but they substitued the traditional pork for chicken (sorry Emeril, pork fat does not rule!).
Anyhow, because they are closed due to the fire I am looking for suggestions for a great bowl of hot and sour soup. I live in the northwestern burbs (Algonquin) but I am willing to make a drive into the city if it means that I will be able to satsify my craving. I am open to any version (i.e. Thai, Vietnamesse, etc) as long as it delivers great flavor.