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Chinese Corn Chowder
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Chinese Corn Chowder

Chinese Corn Chowder

Classic ‘hot & sour’ soup. Though you can certainly add chicken, pork or whatever you like, we’ve made this with only shiitakes & tofu…but you won’t miss the meat, trust me. Serves 4


  • 1/4 cup finely diced smoked ham
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • One 15 ounce can creamed corn
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 green onions, finely diced


  1. Cook ham with oil in a small pan until crispy - set a side
  2. In medium saucepan bring corn and chicken broth to a low simmer
  3. In small bowl mix corn starch & water until smooth, and stir into the broth, let simmer about 5 minutes
  4. While stirring corn broth in a circular direction, pour in the egg from several inches above the pot in a very slow stream (while stirring) to create ribbons
  5. Stir in soy, sauce and salt & pepper to taste - simmer a couple minutes
  6. Serve topped with ham & green onions