Egg Drop Soup

Learn to make egg-drop soup, or Chinese tomato and egg soup

Egg Drop Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 4
Egg drop soup is one of the simplest yet tastiest of Chinese soups. This recipe demonstration will guarantee your success!
  • 250g Very ripe, but firm tomatoes
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Spring onion, cut into fine rounds
  • 2 Tbs Vegetable oil
  • 1 Liter / Quart good quality chicken stock
  • 1 Tbs Light soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs Cornflour
  1. Peel and chop the tomatoes. (instructions for this can be found in the Instructional Techniques category on this website)
  2. Beat the eggs and add half of the spring onion to the egg
  3. Mix the cornflour with a little water to make a slurry
  4. Heat your wok over high heat, add the oil and the spring onion rounds. Fry the spring onion for a few seconds until fragrant
  5. Add the stock and the soy sauce. Bring this to the boil
  6. Add the tomatoes, Bring this back to the boil
  7. Drizzle the egg into the soup in a thin stream while stirring the soup gently with your other hand
  8. Stir the cornflour slurry and add it to the soup. Stir the soup briefly until it has thickened and remove it from the heat
  9. Pour the soup into a serving bowl and serve


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