Recipe: Vietnamese Crab & Corn Egg Drop Soup (Sup Bap Cua)

Vietnamese Crab & Corn Egg Drop Soup (Sup Bap Cua)

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By Helen Le Published: December 13, 2013

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 5 mins

  • Yield: 8-10 Servings

This is a very popular appetizer for wedding banquets and large group parties in Vietnam. It's diet- and child-friendly.

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Ingredients
Instructions
  • Place the chicken in a large soup pot filled with enough water to cover. Add 1 peeled onion and 1 tbsp salt. Bring to a boil and skim off the foam. Lower the heat and cook until the chicken is tender (30-60 minutes depending on chicken kind)
  • Remove the chicken and onion. Debone the chicken and shred the chicken breasts finely.
  • Add crab meat, shredded chicken, corn, mushroom and canned asparagus/snow peas to the soup pot. Keep simmering on medium low heat.
  • Mix tapioca starch with 1 cup of cold water and stir well to dissolve. Crack the eggs in a bowl and beat well.
  • While the soup is simmering, slowly add the starch slurry and stir gently. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Very slowly pour in the beaten egg while gently stirring the soup in one direction. The egg will be cooked within seconds and form tiny ribbons. Turn off the heat.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with coriander, pepper, sesame oil. Serve hot.

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