30 (Fri) August 2019
Primo Ultra Deluxe Egg Drop Soup
-Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Manila, Philippines-
with the Family
Recipe for basic egg drop soup: water + chicken powder + egg swirl + ground white pepper.
Recipe for ultra deluxe egg drop soup: water + chicken powder + egg swirl + ground white pepper + scallion.
Chinese restaurants must love customers who order it, which costs pennies to make and takes seconds to prepare.
My rendition as featured here is the primo ultra deluxe version with enoki.
Back in the 90s, certain Chinese restaurants in the States had signs in their windows claiming “NO MSG.” (Not the dive joints, which won their customers on price, not the high-end establishments, which won their customers on taste, just those mid-tier places that were neither very cheap nor very good and thus needed a marketing gimmick to gain an edge.) Now that I think about it, the claim couldn’t be entirely true, given all the core Chinese ingredients that inherently contain MSG, like chicken powder, oyster sauce, soy sauce, etc. They probably meant “NO ADDED MSG.”