This is such a simple traditional soup, its delicious and nutritious and packed with health benefits too. Traditional recipes were so central to health and wellness and community. They help restore a connection to our food, the land and each other.
Eggs are so common that we sometimes forget the significance they represent in different cultures, especially during Spring.
In Spring, our days are getting longer and warmer. This is a time for “Seed Moon” or “Egg Moon”. Like seeds, eggs are symbolic of hope and a future that is fertile. Eggs are an ancient representation of spring, rebirth, and renewal.
Free range or grazing chickens, ducks, or geese will begin to produce more eggs in Spring as they respond to the longer days. It is part of the natural cycle of growth.
Egg Drop Soup Ingredients
- 1 Litre (3 cups) homemade chicken broth or you can use a vegetable stock cube.
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce, (taste it)
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce, (taste it)
- 1 egg
- 2-3 thinly sliced scallions or spring onions
- Bring the broth to a boil in a pot. Season with 1 tablespoon of the fish sauce and 1 teaspoon of the soy sauce, and taste. If you like it saltier, add a little more of either.
- In a bowl, whisk the egg .
- Beat the broth with the whisk or a fork while you pour in the egg mixture in a thin stream.
- The egg should cook immediately.
- Remove from the heat.
- Pour the soup into a bowl and top with the scallions or green onions.
- You can also add a dash or two of sesame oil to the soup.
Lets source out and support those great free range egg farmers!
Also my thanks to Sharlyn | Market Gypsy, for your inspiration for this recipe.
Smiling Body Chinese Nutritional Therapy
The combination of white and yellow is neutral in nature while sweet taste is beneficial for a healthy digestion. Eggs also harmonise the Heart while calming the mind.
They are particularly indicated to nourish Yin, tonify blood, stabilise a hyperactive fetus and lubricate dryness.
James O’Sullivan - that's me, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving my patients, my students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It's a wonderful life
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.