Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Everyone loves a bowl of Chinese egg drop soup. It’s a quick, simple and nourishing soup made with few ingredients. It’s full of flavor with a thick yet delicate texture that is so comforting and satisfying. Here’s a classic Chinese egg drop soup recipe that can be ready in minutes.


  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions, plus extra for garnish


  1. In a large pot, bring chicken or vegetable stock to a gentle boil.
  2. Stir in the ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water, and mix until smooth. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling stock, stirring constantly until thickened.
  4. Reduce heat to low, and slowly pour in the beaten eggs while stirring.
  5. Add the scallions and cook for one more minute.
  6. Ladle into bowls and garnish with extra scallions, if desired.

Chinese egg drop soup is a favorite comfort food of many. It’s easy to make and has a delicate, soothing texture that is sure to hit the spot. This recipe is a classic and can be enjoyed any day of the week. Enjoy!