Chinese soup recipes are very popular for many reasons. Cooks like them because they pack a powerful punch in the flavor department for so little effort. Anyone that likes to eat likes them because they are just super delicious. If it is cold outside or you are feeling sick, these soups just seem to make everything better, especially if they are homemade. They can be made quickly and they just “hit the spot!”. The great thing about the homemade versions is that there is no MSG in them. This is usually added in the ready bought soups and soups in restaurants. A lot of people believe this added ingredient might do harm if eaten on a consistent basis. Also, these soups can be loaded with salt which isn’t healthy for you in large portions. The homemade versions cut back on the salt and delete the MSG without losing the flavor.
Just make sure when you are shopping for the ingredients to buy the low sodium chicken broth. It once was hard to find, but virtually every grocery store now carries low sodium. The reason these soups are so popular is because you probably have the ingredients already in your pantry.
The egg drop soup can be made in about 10 minutes. It is so simple to make and can be considered a full meal at lunch or an appetizer at dinner. There are so many variations of this soup. You can make the hearty version and serve it as a dinner meal. You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen. This is a quick dinner when you come in on a cold night and you are dead tired and there is nothing to eat. We all have those days—finally this lifesaver will save the day.
The hot and sour soup is a family favorite for when everyone has that nasty cold that just won’t go away. Click here for suggestions on how to make it to fight off those winter colds and blahs associated with them. This soup also has many different variations. You can make it to meet the specific palette of your family’s favorite flavors.
The won ton soup can be more time consuming to make if you make it from scratch. But if you find that making the won tons from scratch are too time consuming, you can find them readymade in the freezer department or substitute pot stickers or just plain large flat noodles.
It is suggested to try all three recipes, starting with the egg drop soup and moving on to the hot and sour soup. Try the won ton last by using homemade won tons or prepared won ton. You can make the won tons ahead of time and freeze them. Kids like folding the won tons if you prepare the stuffing ahead of time.
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