Egg Drop Soup

overhead photo of a bowl of Egg Drop Soup with a spoon

With the Lunar New Year right around the corner, I’ve been cooking more Chinese food.

close-up photo of a spoonful of soup

Out of all the Chinese dishes out there, egg drop soup is probably the easiest one to make.
overhead photo of two bowls of soup
It’s basically just beaten eggs and chicken stock. You can add cornstarch to thicken it and some scallions for garnish. In just about 10 minutes, you can have a nice pot of homemade soup.

photo of a bowl of soup with a spoon

Egg Drop Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4

Out of all the Chinese dishes out there, egg drop soup is probably the easiest one to make. 


  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • chopped scallions for garnish
  • salt black and white pepper to taste


  1. Bring chicken stock to boil in a saucepan. In a small bowl, combine water and cornstarch and mix until cornstarch is fully dissolved. Slowly pour into boiling broth until soup thickens.

  2. Slowly drizzle beaten eggs into boiling broth, a little at a time. When finished adding in eggs, use a spoon to swirl eggs around in pot until they are cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped scallions right before serving.


  • Nutrition estimate does not include the salt, pepper, or scallions.
Nutrition Facts
Egg Drop Soup
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
Net Carbs 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

2 comments on “Egg Drop Soup”

  1. egg drop soup always looks so beautiful and intricate that I forget how easy it is! thanks for the inspiration

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