My MIL always cook poached eggs whenever we have mee sua soup (面线汤). She taught me a few times but I just can't seem to get it correct. After several trial and error, I finally got it right :-)
Bring a pot of water to near boil and reduce heat to low.
Crack an egg into a bowl. Using a pair of chopsticks/spoon, swirl it in the water in clockwise direction for a few seconds until you see a rapid. Immediately pour the egg very slowly into the pot of hot water.
Let it cook for a few minutes (I cooked mine for about 3 mins).
Spoon the egg out of the pot with a straining ladle. Serve!