Whenever I am in a hurry, this is my vegetarian standby. The ‘eggflower’ motif - lovely strands of lace-like white of egg - is a common one in South-East Asia. Vegetables are rarely assertive in flavour, but here, the crushed lemongrass stalks and ginger give the soup a tangy and refreshing taste.
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