Chinese name: 西红柿鸡蛋汤 (xī hóng shì jī dàn tāng)
Characteristics: Tomato and Egg Soup tastes fresh and delicious and has an attractive color. It can be eaten as a soup or as an entree.
Tomato and Egg Soup is a home-style dish and is a staple in both small and large restaurants. It is simple to cook and is full of nutritious. It is a good beauty food, making the skin elastic and clear.
1 or 2 tomatoes
green onion leaves
Note: the amount of the ingredients especially the seasonings listed above can be appropriately used according to one's personal taste.
1. Wash the tomatoes and cut into thin slices. Set aside on a plate.
2. Wash the green onion leaves and chop it. Put into a small dish.
3. Crack eggs into a bowl or a small basin. Beat the eggs.
Step 1: Fill a wok with 1 bowl of water and turn on the heat. Once the water is boiling, slowly add the eggs. Once the eggs resemble a yellowish flower floating about the water, add the tomato slices. Add the salt and wet cornstarch. Boil it for 1 minute over high heat.
Step 2: Turn off the heat. Spoon the soup into a soup bowl. Add some sesame oil, sprinkle with the chopped green onion leaves and serve.
Tomato and Egg Soup is cooked.
On July 19, 2013, Mr. Michael, Ms. Virginia, Mr. Edward and Mr. William from the United Kingdom had a visit to a local family in Xian, where they enjoyed a meal with all home-made Chinese dishes. Also, they were excited to join in a Chinese cooking class to learn how to make dumplings and cook a popular soup - Tomato and Egg Soup. Virginia shared with us that this was really an amazing experience she had in China, and the group gave compliments on our service and recommended our tour company to many of their friends.
On Oct. 17, 2010, Mr. Robert from UK enjoyed a special meal at a private apartment of a local family in Xian through taking part in our family tour. All the dishes were cooked on spot by the hospitable hostess except Kung Pao Chicken & Tomato and egg soup that were ordered by Robert as his cooking class recipes in advance.
On May 12, 2010, Mr. William & Ms. Kathy from USA dropped in at a local family in Xian.
After the cooking class of Tomato and Egg Soup by the hostess, they found they got some impulsion to start cooking Chinese food which they always felt was much too difficult, so they especially asked the hostess to write down some basic cooking tips for their reference at home before leaving.