Chinese Sweet Corn Soup

I love soups. Any time we go out for dining, I make sure I order a soup. However, since I don’t have a soup-inclined bunch at home, I hardly make them. I can’t say “hardly”, I just don’t make them. That explains why there are just a couple of soups on the blog, the Lebanese Lentil Soup and Curried Carrot Soup. One problem I faced with soup is that you cannot really limit the quantity that you make. There is an option of making more and freezing them, so that you can thaw and reheat it in the future, however HD is really averse of the idea. He is a person who wont eat food made in the morning at night, so I can’t expect him to have a month old food! This factor always makes it a barrier for me to go ahead.

 

It has been my wish to recreate the simple restaurant style sweet corn soup at home. There are so many recipes on the net but this one that I found was the real Chinese one, which tasted so much like what gets served at Chinese joints here. I was mighty pleased I tried it and there was nothing left, it was all finished. The kids were especially fascinated about the egg garlands, which is in fact very easy to replicate. After this, I have made it a couple of time, as there is corn in stock all the time. Off to the way I made it…Β Recipe adapted from here

 

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Chinese Sweet Corn Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 285 gm sweet corn kernels tin drained weight
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn flour diluted in 2 tbsp water
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  • Pulse the sweet corn kernels in the blender a few times. Do not grind it completely, do leave some corn kernels for bites.
  • Heat water in a pan. Add the blended kernels, chicken stock cubes and sugar and mix well.
  • Cook for around 10 minutes on high heat.
  • Add in the corn flour slurry and cook till thickened.
  • Finally, pour in the egg from top and continuously stir. You will start seeing whitish floats of the egg. Cook for another minute.
  • Switch off and serve warm with vinegar, chilli sauce and soya sauce!

Notes

1. Replace chicken stock cube with vegetable stock cube for a total vegetarian option.
2. I did not use salt at all, as the stock cubes have sufficient salt. Add the salt if you feel it is less.
3. Adjust the sugar as per your sweetness.
4. You can add more cornflour if you want the soup thicker. The proportion is 1 portion of cornflour for 2 portion of water.

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  1. Heart warming bowl of soup …perfect for this cold weather

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri…

  2. My fav soup…looks super yummy dear.
    Feel like having one bowl now.

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

    1. Thanks a lot Remya…

  3. Yummy sweetcorn soup love to have a bowl full @ this winter season. My favorite soup.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  4. Love this soup!!! Your looks very delicious!!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  5. Ahhh that warm soup… awesome πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Gauri… πŸ™‚

  6. awesome soup, although I am not a big soup fan like you I love them occasionally and with sweetcorn or chicken I dont mind having soup.

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  7. I love soups too but only sweetcorn soups!! And this looks so good!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  8. I too don't often make soups here………. but this is a healthy option and best enough to take a warm up……..looks yummy…. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  9. Yum yum.my hubby's favourite soup. I love making it often as its so easy and hubby dear insists on adding egg.

    1. Thank you so much Mayuri…

  10. its like sweet corn and egg drop in one bowl. yummy

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  11. I don't prefer soups much but this looks so comforting and delicious..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  12. Perfect for this season..rafee…

    1. Thank you so much Shahina…

  13. One of my favorite soups. Looks delicious and i could finish that bowl + 1 πŸ˜‰

    1. Hehe… just like me! Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

  14. aaa haaa.. perfect looking soup πŸ™‚ mouthwatering raffy

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

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