Savory Chinese Egg Drop Soup Recipe: Almost Easier Than Takeout (6 Ingredients, 15 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Savory Chinese Egg Drop Soup Recipe: Almost Easier Than Takeout (6 Ingredients, 15 Minutes)

If you've ever enjoyed egg drop soup at a Chinese restaurant, we have good news for you. You can make egg drop soup at home almost more easily or in less time than it may take you to get to a restaurant or get takeout. Seriously!

Egg drop soup is a Chinese soup that has ribbons of eggs in a flavorful chicken broth. This easy egg drop soup recipe is ready in only about 15 minutes. Wow!

This rich and flavorful soup is a warm bowl of comfort food. Here's what you need to make this soothing gluten-free soup at home: chicken broth, cornstarch, ginger, garlic powder, eggs and sesame oil. The chopped green onions for garnish are optional.

Complete the meal by serving it with wonton chips, warm bread or a salad, or your favorite soup side dishes. This savory soup is simple to make and is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Cuisine: Chinese / Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 6


Helpful Products

Recipe Notes

  • To reduce the sodium in this recipe, use no- or low-salt chicken broth.
  • Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the broth, cornstarch, ginger and garlic powder in a large soup pot. Whisk until combined. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk them. 
  3. When broth starts to simmer, use a spoon and make a "tornado" in the water by carefully stirring the broth in a circular motion. Slowly start pouring in the eggs. Cook just until ribbons form. 
  4. Turn off the heat. Add the sesame oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add more garlic powder, sesame oil and ginger, if needed.
  5. Spoon into bowls and garnish with chopped green onions, if desired. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 107

Total Fat: 5.2g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: 136mg

Sodium: 476mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7.4g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Total Sugars: 0.8g

Protein: 7.4g

Vitamin D: 13mcg

Calcium: 26mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 174mg

Recipe cooking times, nutritional information and servings are approximate and provided for your convenience. However, 30Seconds is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe, nor may you have the same results because of variations in ingredients, temperatures, altitude, errors, omissions or cooking/baking abilities. This recipe has been analyzed by VeryWellFit. However, any nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and it is up to the individual to ascertain accuracy. To ensure image quality, we may occasionally use stock photography.

Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Baked Wonton Chips Recipe: This Easy, Crispy Wonton Chips Recipe Is a Keeper

Simple Ramen Recipe: ​Chef Hiroaki Mitsui's Easy Ramen Recipe Uses Pantry Ingredients

Ramen Recipes to Make at Home: ​Chef Mitsui's Shoyo Japanese Ramen Recipe Tastes Like It Cooked All Day

Quick & Easy 6-Ingredient Wonton Soup Recipe Cooks In 10 Minutes

Julie Rose
How delicious is this? ❤️
This looks really really good!
Elisa Schmitz
I always used to look forward to eating this when we went out to a certain restaurant growing up. Can't wait to try making it myself! #yum

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

3-Ingredient Blueberry Cobbler Recipe Almost Bakes Itself

Gluten-free 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

4-Ingredient Skillet Cherry Cobbler Recipe: Dump, Mix, Drop, Bake (Done!)

Healthy 3-Ingredient Banana Fudge Bombs Recipe Is How to Snack