For a unique play on the classic egg drop soup, throw in a hint of spice! The recipe that follows plays with the senses, with several sources of spice, each lending their own flavor. The result is a balanced soup with just the right kick.
To start things off, this soup is infused with a combination of ginger, garlic and dried Tien Tsin peppers, a classic of Chinese cuisine. Next, a bundle of Szechuan peppercorns are added. Known for their ability to induce an almost numb tingling sensation, they add a unique flair to the soup. Finally, the soup is drizzled with a homemade chili paste that gets a hint of sweetness from shallot and garlic. The result is delicious and just fiery enough.