Easy Cream of Corn and Egg Drop Soup

Soup Name:

Easy Cream of Corn and Egg Drop Soup (Basic version)

Chinese Name: 

玉米湯 (yù mǐ tāng)  

Nature:  Warm

Taste:  Sweet, Salty

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This is one of the easiest soups to make and the ingredients are easy to find and pending your creativity, you can make it hearty and tasty for your kids.  My dad used to make this all the time and I still love it! 

There are as many versions of a Chinese-styled corn and egg drop soup as there are likely ABC soups!  This is a staple in lots of Cantonese cuisines, with a thinner consistency over an American Chinese version (which uses corn starch as a thickener).

It is also known as the “egg flower soup”, which I love!  Because the idea is that the egg drop flowers into the soup as you pour it in, giving it a beautiful non-uniform design inside the soup!

 

What’s involved?

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10-15 mins

Total time: 15-20 mins

Serves: 4 bowls

Ingredients

Optional ingredients:

  • 1/4 pound of ground meat (pork or chicken)
  • 1 cup of frozen vegetables (peas, corn, carrots)

 

Cooking Instructions
  1. Boil water with can of creamed corn
  2. In a separate bowl, crack open and scramble the chicken eggs
  3. Add additional ingredients as necessary
  4. When boiling, slowly stream in scrambled eggs while stirring soup
  5. Boil for another 5 minutes
  6. Serve, garnish, and enjoy!

Check out this “souped” up version of a Chinese-styled (warming version) cream of corn and egg drop soup.

I went with a slightly warmer version, adding red goji berries and dried red dates, including garnishing with sesame oil.  If you want this even warmer, add in sliced ginger and even one large dried tangerine peel (which you can fish out afterwards).

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Ida

    My mom use to use chicken broth instead of water, and it made it taste oh so good! It’s definitly a favorite soup!

    Reply
  2. bruleeblog

    I love adding grated ginger to this. It gives the soup a whole extra flavour!

    Reply
  3. Good Good

    Hi, does anyone know how to cook Hot and Sour soup (taste like Ting Dai Fung, one of the chinese restaturant)?

    Reply

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