Art to have a Yummy and Simple Egg Drop Soup

To kick things off for the Chinese New Year, we have this simple yet absolutely delicious recipe that I know you are going to fall in love with. Just as the name implies it is incredibly easy to make and makes for a tasty dish to enjoy whenever you wish.

Chinese Simple Egg Drop Soup Recipes

Egg Drop Soup
Silky egg ribbons dancing in a sea of flavorful broth.
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Simple Egg Drop Soup

Making Simple Egg Drop Soup is a quick and easy lunch idea. This soup can be prepared in just a few minutes. It's made with low-sodium chicken broth, so it is perfect for taking to work. This recipe also makes a great take-along lunch for busy mornings. You can take a bowl to work for a quick lunch or even eat it for dinner. This soup is delicious and easy to make, so it's a great option for busy people.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg soup
CookingStyle: Boiling
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 49kcal
Author: James Anderson
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  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth Low in Sodium and Homemade Preferable
  • Dash of Soy Sauce Your Favorite Kind
  • Dash of Hot Sauce Asian Variety and For Serving •1 teaspoon of Ginger, Freshly Grated
  • 1 Egg Beaten and Large in Size


  • The first thing that you will want to do is add your chicken broth into a medium sized saucepan. Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Once your soup is simmering add in your dash of soy sauce and Asian style hot sauce.
  • Add your freshly grated ginger and stir to combine.
  • Bring your soup to a boil. Once your soup is boiling gently drizzle your beaten egg into your soup.
  • Continue to cook your soup for the next minute before removing from heat. Serve whenever you are ready.



You can make it for your family and serve it at a party.
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Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1321mg | Potassium: 312mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

Microwave Chinese SimpleEgg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup
Garnish your soup with fresh green onions for that burst of flavor.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Prepare the Broth: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chicken or vegetable broth, minced ginger, soy sauce, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • Microwave the Broth: Place the bowl in the microwave and heat on high for about 5-7 minutes, or until the broth is steaming hot. Be cautious when removing it, as the bowl will be hot.
  • Egg Mixture: In a separate microwave-safe container, beat the eggs. Microwave them for 1-2 minutes, pausing to stir every 30 seconds. The eggs should be fully cooked but still soft and slightly runny.
  • Combine the Ingredients: Stir the green onions, corn, and peas into the hot broth. The residual heat will help thaw the vegetables. Let it sit for a minute.
  • Add the Eggs: Pour the cooked eggs into the soup and gently stir, creating silky ribbons of cooked egg throughout the soup. The hot broth will further cook the eggs.
  • Serve: Taste and adjust the seasoning with more soy sauce, salt, or pepper if needed. Serve hot and garnish with additional green onions if desired.

Tips for making Simple Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup
Steamy, soothing, and oh-so-delicious – chinese egg drop soup.

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh Ingredients: Whenever possible, use fresh ingredients like ginger, green onions, and eggs. Their flavors will shine through in the soup.
  • Slow Pouring: When adding beaten eggs to the simmering broth, pour them slowly in a thin stream. This technique helps create those signature silky egg ribbons.
  • Gentle Stirring: Avoid vigorous stirring when adding eggs. A gentle, circular motion with your spoon will produce beautiful, delicate egg strands.
  • Controlled Heat: Keep the broth at a low simmer to avoid overcooking the eggs. The residual heat in the soup will cook them to perfection.
  • Season to Taste: Be sure to taste the soup before serving and adjust the seasoning with more soy sauce, salt, or pepper as needed.

Serving Suggestions

Egg Drop Soup
Customize your soup with soy sauce and black vinegar at the table.
  • Garnishes: Top your soup with extra green onions, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, or a few drops of sesame oil for added depth of flavor.
  • Side Dishes: Serve the soup with a side of steamed white rice or a simple cucumber salad to balance the flavors.
  • Beverages: Pair your Egg Drop Soup with a hot cup of jasmine tea for a classic Chinese meal experience.
  • Soy Sauce and Vinegar: Have soy sauce and black vinegar on the table, allowing guests to customize the flavor to their liking.
  • Add Vegetables or Protein: Boost the nutrition by adding vegetables like bok choy or proteins such as diced tofu or shredded chicken.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Simple Egg Drop Soup

 Egg Drop Soup
An extra helping of sesame seeds for added crunch and nuttiness.
  • Can I make this soup in advance? Yes, you can prepare the broth in advance and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reheat the broth and follow the steps for adding eggs and vegetables.
  • Is this soup gluten-free? If you use gluten-free soy sauce or tamari, the soup can be made gluten-free. Check the label on your soy sauce to ensure it’s gluten-free.
  • How long does the soup last in the fridge? Chinese Egg Drop Soup can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to store it in an airtight container.
  • Can I freeze this soup? Freezing isn’t recommended as the texture of the eggs may change upon thawing. It’s best enjoyed fresh.
  • What can I do with leftover soup? Reheat leftover soup gently on the stove. You might need to adjust the seasonings and add more fresh green onions for a flavorful touch.

Craft authentic Chinese Egg Drop Soup with our expert guide. Perfect for a cozy meal. Learn to make it today!

I'm James F Anderson, a noted sous chef from London and a Le Cordon Bleu alumnus. My career began in a Michelin-starred Parisian eatery, where my blend of classic and contemporary cooking, using seasonal ingredients, earned accolades. Recognized in culinary publications and on cooking shows, I’m committed to mentoring aspiring chefs and delivering memorable dining experiences, marking me as a standout talent in the culinary world.
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