Tomato and egg-drop soup

Fig.1. Tomato and egg drop soup ready to serve.
Fig.1. Tomato and egg drop soup ready to serve.
Fig. 2. Chopped fresh tomatoes.
Fig. 2. Chopped fresh tomatoes.
Fig. 3.Fresh scallion leaves and celantra leaves..
Fig. 3.Fresh scallion leaves and celantra leaves..
Fig. 4. Broken eggs in a bowl,
Fig. 4. Broken eggs in a bowl,
Fig. 5. Mixed broken eggs in a bowl.
Fig. 5. Mixed broken eggs in a bowl.
Fig. 6. Dried baby shrimps.
Fig. 6. Dried baby shrimps.

Tomatoes are very good food because they provide many valuable nutrients. They are rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E. They also contain lycopene´╝îa powerful antioxidant, and other valuable nutrient. Therefore, consuming tamatoes on a daily basis can help support cardiovascular health, bone health, and protect the consumers against cancers, reduced risk of some neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease i and reduced risk of obesity are also reported in some research studies.

There are many ways to use tomatoes in cooking. Here in this hub I will describe how do I make tomato egg drop soup as follows.

  1. To make tomato and egg-drop soup, I chop 3-4 medium-sized tomatoes (about 1.5 lb) as in Fig. 2., Break 3 eggs in a bowl as in Fig.4, and mix them in the bowl as in Fig. 5.
  2. Heat up a pot with clear water, and put in 1-2 oz soy saurce, 1-2 oz vegetable oil, a table spoon of salt, a table spoon of finely chopped fresh or frozen gingers, a pinch of dried baby shrimps, finely chopped (many of you who are not Chinese may not know what I mean by dried baby shrimps, I put a picture of them in Fig. 6).
  3. Continue to heat the pot until the content is boiling.
  4. Put in the chopped tomatoes from Fig. 2.
  5. Slowly and continuously drip the mixed egg in Fig. 5 into the boiling pot while mixing the content in the pot with a kitchen tool like some chopsticks or a big scoope with long handle.
  6. Mix 2 oz dry starch with 4-5 oz water in a bowl and pour the mixed liquid starch in the pot while mixing. this step can prevent the content of the pot from separating from each other and make the soup more consistent.
  7. Chop the scallion leaves and cilantra leaves finely and put them in the pot.
  8. Now the soup is ready to serve as in Fig. 1.

As I mentioned in the beginning of this hub, the nutritional values and health benefitst of tomatoes are multifaceted. To maximize the benefits and take advantages of the nutritional values of tomatoes, we need to find the better way to prepare them. Raw tomatoes are crispy and tasty, but the cooked tomatoes can release more nutrients, especially, lycopene which is the most potent antioxidant and a cancer-fighter in tomatoes. Cooking makes some nutrients in the tomatoes easier to be absorbed. In addition, don't peel tomatoes and eat them with peels because tomato peels contains more carotenoids and flavonols that are also good for our health.

This soup tastes very delicious and looks beautiful and enticing as you can see in Fig. 5. You can drink this soup while eating pancakes, bread, or any food you like. I also like to scramble fresh tomatoes with eggs that may become another hub in the near future.


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lovebuglena 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

I love tomatoes and egg drop soup. I definitely want to try making your recipe. Now you said to add a pinch of dried thrimp... I have no idea what that is. Can you please clarify?


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susanzheng 3 years ago Author

Oh, Lovebguglena. Thank you very much for your attention to my hub. I am sorry for my misspelling of shrimp. The dried baby shrimp, you can buy

a package of them from Chinese grocery stores such as Super 88, Ming Market. If you can't get them, you don't have to have them to make the soup, adding them in the soup just makes the soup more delicious.


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lovebuglena 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

Thank you for clarifying... I live in NYC. I have seen dried baby shrimp in Chinese supermarkets. :)


SandyO 3 years ago

Neat recipe. I make egg drop soup quite often using a beef broth base, but you're inspired me to try a tomato base next time. And I love baby shrimp, mmm.....


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susanzheng 3 years ago Author

Thank you very much, SandyO for your reading. Try to make the soup, then let me know the result and whether you like it.


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Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

This recipe for tomato and egg-drop soup looks good. The image of the finished soup looks tasty and delicious. Now I want to try some. This recipe doesn't seem all that hard to make at all.


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susanzheng 3 years ago Author

Oh, yes, Ceres schwarz. Thank you very much for your attention to my hub. It is not hard at all to make the soup. Try it, see whether you like it,

and let me know your result.

Thank you again for your reading.


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susanzheng 3 years ago Author

Hi, VBishakha Bajaj, thank you very much for you nice comments. Hopefully you can enjoy reading my other hubs too.

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