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Egg Drop Soup

This Egg Drop Soup is a lovely Chinese soup that is both simple and complex, delicious and rich but simultaneously light. Restaurant style Egg Drop Soup, ready in about 15 minutes and clocking in at 120 calories a bowl, this soup is much better than take-out and much better for you!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: egg drop soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 120kcal



  • Combine the soup stock: In a small saucepan, combine the chicken broth, soy sauce and sesame oil. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the cornstarch slurry: Stir together the cornstarch and water until the cornstarch dissolves; pour the slurry into the boiling broth.
  • Whisk the egg: With one hand whisking and the other pouring the egg in the broth, gently stir while you pour in the egg. Make sure to pour at a steady pace, while whisking continuously. You should start to see egg ribbons immediately.
  • Season and garnish: Season with salt and pepper before serving then garnish with chives.



  1. This soup will keep if stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 - 4 days. You may want to add a bit of water to the soup before reheating in the microwave as the soup will just keep getting thicker as it sits.
  2. Unfortunately, this egg drop soup won't thaw properly after being frozen so I don't recommend sticking it in the freezer.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg