I got takeout to tide me over through the holiday but the hot and sour soup is so hot I cannot eat it. Is there a way to tone down the spiciness?
I love me some chili oil and everything, but this soup was flat-out painful between that and the heavy-handed black pepper. I can barely taste anything else, but I've still got most of a container to go and I hate the idea of throwing it out. Is there a way to actually tone it down to just a four-alarm fire instead of five, or even better, three? I don't have a lot on hand in the pantry (like, I think my vinegar is ancient) but I can go pick something up. Water seems like it would just...water it down.