5 from 4 votes
Egg Drop Soup (蛋花汤)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Egg Drop Soup (蛋花汤) an amazingly beautiful soup. Video at the bottom.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 45 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce optional
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 3 tbsp. chopped scallion white part and green part separately chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil optional
  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl. This is our water starch.
  2. Add chicken stock to a pot. Add ginger, scallion whites and light soy sauce. Bring the broth to a boilings. Remove the ginger and scallion whites. Add salt and white pepper.
  3. Stir the starch water again and pour it into the broth. Simmer to boil again.
  4. Turn up the fire and then slightly pour the whisked egg in. Stir the soup with chopsticks. Turn off the fire, add some fresh chopped scallion and serve immediately.
  5. Optionally drizzle some sesame oil.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Egg Drop Soup (蛋花汤)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.5g 2%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 265mg 11%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2.5g 5%
Vitamin A 1.2%
Vitamin C 0.775%
Calcium 7%
Iron 1.575%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.