In the past, I didn't really know what I was doing when making soups. So, I did what any self-respecting millennial looking for information on how to do something would do... I went to the local library and checked out every book they had on soup making.
The final result is a velvety smooth soup with surprising depth of flavor that doesn't mask the sweet potato or accentuate it's sweetness. Instead, this soup highlights the vegetable in a way that will change your mind about sweet potatoes — no matter what you think about them currently.
A great hot and sour soup is always a delight. First, it hits you with an acidic kick that takes you by surprise. When done well, that kick is balanced with a combination of peppery heat, sharp tartness, and mellow earthiness. When it's not done well it's a gelatinous mess with pucker power.
I love Matzah Ball Soup. The seemingly simple combination of chicken broth and matzah "dumplings" is so comforting and delicious. For my own Matzah Ball Soup recipe I wanted a clear broth, fluffy (not dense) matzah balls with deep flavor, and appropriate garnishes.