Recipe 21: Tomato, Egg, and Dumpling Soup (Fānqié jīdàn tāng)

I must admit, the idea of cooking eggs in boiling water seemed kinda gross. I thought the water was going to end up all white and ick, but the eggs looked just like regular fried eggs. This is a dish that my host family’s housekeeper (who we named Daphne, after Daphne Moon) would make for me at least once a week because she knew how much I loved it. The dumplings reminded me of the homemade dumplings (for chicken and dumplings) my grandmother used to make, so this was a nice comfort in my new home away from home.

Cube the tomatoes

Cube the tomatoes

Boil the tomatoes for about 5 minutes

Boil the tomatoes for about 5 minutes

While the tomatoes boil, make the dumplings

While the tomatoes boil, make the dumplings

Pour the eggs into the soup and stir. Once they are broken up, add the dumplings and noodles

Pour the eggs into the soup and stir. Once they are broken up, add the dumplings and noodles

The Recipe (3-4 servings)

What you need:

  • 1 large tomato, cubed
  • 2-3 eggs, scrambled
  • 1/4 lb fresh pasta noodles
  • Homemade dumplings (recipe below)
  • Water (I filled the pot up about halfway)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

What to do:

  1. Boil the tomatoes for 5 minutes
  2. Make the dumplings
  3. Pour the eggs into the water, and use a wooden spoon to break them up
  4. Add the dumplings, noodles, salt, and pepper
  5. Boil until eggs are fully cooked (about 10 minutes)

To make the dumplings:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 + 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • Up to 1/2 cup milk
  1. Mix all ingredients together (adding milk slowly at the end) until you have a dough
  2. Roll out the dough and shape it into small balls, about the size of a large gumball
Bon appetit!

Bon appetit!

Tomato, Egg, and Dumpling Soup (番茄鸡蛋汤)

Difficulty:

Easy if you use pre-made biscuit dough

Easy if you use pre-made biscuit dough

Tastiness:

Tastes like home

Tastes like home

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