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3. Spinach egg drop soup with chicken slices

If you want to be creative, you can add some protein to the soup as well.


  • 4 oz of chicken breast sliced thinly; seasoned with 1/8 of salt, 1/8 tsp of baking soda, 1/2 tsp of cornstarch, and 1.5 tsp of cooking oil
  • 1 clove of garlic grated
  • 1 tsp of ginger finely diced
  • 1/2 tbsp of white of the spring onion
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 3/4 tsp of salt or to taste
  • 3/4 tsp of sugar
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • 1.5 tbsp of cornstarch + 3 tbsp of water
  • 2 eggs
  • A bunch of spinach
  • 2 tbsp of dried Goji berry 枸杞


  • Cut the chicken breast into 1/8 of an inch thick slices. Marinade a dash of salt, a dash of baking soda to tenderize the meat, and 1/2 tsp of cornstarch. Mix well. Then coat the chicken with a drizzle of vegetable oil so the slices don’t stick together. Set it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Heat the wok until it is smoking-hot. Add some oil to the wok; toss the oil around to create a non-stick layer. Add the marinaded chicken, grated garlic, ginger, and a little bit of the white part of the spring onion. Stir them for a minute or until the chicken has changed color.
  • Pour in 3 cups of chicken stock. Add 3/4 tsp of salt and 3/4 tsp of sugar to taste. Bring this to a simmer and stir in the cornstarch water in batches.
  • Add a bunch of spinach. Turn off the heat. Pour in the egg slowly and stir at the same time.
  • Sprinkle some dried Gougi berry as garnish. Serve it in a bowl.


This egg drop soup is a little bit more complicate but it does have many layers of flavor, which is a much better choice for you to complete a dinner meal.