Corn egg drop soup 玉米汤

Corn egg drop soup is an easy to make soup. It is light, hearty, sweet and healthy. You can use fresh sweet corn or canned sweet corn. Common is to add crab meat, surimi sticks (imitation crab made from white fish meat)or chicken meat into the soup.

Corn soup with surimi


  • 2 fresh sweet corns or 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 liter water or chicken stock
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of ginger
  • 2 tbsp chicken stock powder
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 4 sticks surimi or crab meat in a can
  • 1,5 tsp corn starch
  • 4 tbsp water
  • cilantro for garnish

Remove the corn from the cob and chop the sweet corn finely. Put the corn, cob, ginger and water in a pan and boil it for 15 minutes. Take out the cob and ginger. When using canned sweet corn, you only need to boil it for 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock powder, pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce into the soup and boil another 5 minutes. Put the corn starch in a bowl and add 2 tbsp of water and mix well. Add this to the soup while stirring the soup, this will thicken the soup. Beat the egg and add 2 tbsp water and mix well. Carefully stir the soup and add the beaten egg. Turn the heat low. Cut the surimi in little squares. Add the surimi (crab meat or chicken meat) to the soup and let is simmer for 2 minutes till the meat is cooked. Finally, add the cilantro. Add some extra pepper if you want more heat. If the corn is not so sweet, you can add some sugar.

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