A one-pot soup filled with the savory and natural sweetness of seafood like crab meat, surimi suspended in a thickened egg-drop soup, sweet corn, and tofu cubes. This easy home-cooked dish is comforting and easy to put together.
Cut the tofu into 1-inch cube and set aside. Preheat a heavy-bottom large pot. Add cooking oil and stir fry garlic and ginger slices until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth
Deglaze with chicken broth and scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any bits that caught at the bottom of the pot and bring to a boil. Add crab meat, surimi, sweet corn, and tofu. Bring back to a gentle simmer. Add seasoning and simmer for about 1 minute. While one hand is stirring, gradually in a steady stream, add the beaten egg and keep stirring so it has the egg drop effect. Have a taste and adjust seasoning to your preference
Combine the cornstarch with water. Stir to mix it well. While one hand is stirring, pour in the cornstarch solution and keep stirring until the soup is thickened. Turn off the heat and portion out the soup and serve with Chinese black vinegar on the side