Egg Drop Soup Recipe

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Serves 4 as part of a multicourse meal


2 tablespoons corn starch
3 tablespoons water
1 ¾ cups (425 ml) homemade chicken broth or 1 can (14-oz/400-g ) store-bought chicken broth
1 cup (250 ml) water
½ tomato, diced
3 dashes white pepper
½ teaspoon salt or to taste
2 large eggs, lightly beaten


  1. In a small bowl, mix the corn starch with the water. Stir to blend well. Set aside.
    1. Bring to boil the chicken broth and water in a pot. Add the tomato, white pepper, salt, and thicken the soup with the corn starch mixture. Stir the soup with a ladle and turn off the heat.
    2. Swirl the beaten eggs into the soup and immediately stir around for three times with a pair of chopsticks. Cover the pot with its lid for 2 minutes. The eggs should be cooked and form into silken threads.
    3. Dish out into individual serving bowls and serve immediately.