Serving Size: 1
Preparation Time: 0:06
You could call this soup Lily Pond with Goldfish, but I don't. I call it cheater, because when I must diet and get very hungry, I make this without the egg, and use it to cheat with. Sometimes the cheat gets pretty fancy, adding tofu, fresh bean sprouts, some watercress, poaching a few frozen shrimp, adding a little rice. You know how it goes when you are cheating. So I lied, I do make it with the egg, and break the egg in the soup when it's done. Sometimes I sort of hard poach the egg to get it chewy instead of silky. Depends on how I feel.
It is a quick vegetarian broth, to say the least.
Pour boiling water over mushrooms, konbu broken into 2 or three pieces, add a thin slice of ginger. Let steep 5 min. or until tender.
Season with soy sauce.
Bring to boil. Add scallions.
If you care to add an egg; cut the boiling water to a simmer and poach it. Then add scallion.
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