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Egg Drop Soup

This Egg Drop Soup is one of the easiest Chinese soups you can make in your own kitchen from scratch. Just a few pantry ingredients and 15 minutes is all you need to make it!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: egg drop soup
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Anna


  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan or soup pot, heat up chicken stock, over medium heat.
  • Mix cornstarch with water and add to stock. Stir in well.
  • Add soy sauce and stir in.
  • Bring the soup to a simmer.
  • Beat eggs in a small bowl.
  • Slowly pour eggs, stirring the soup constantly.
  • Just before serving, add sesame oil and green onions. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Sesame oil should be added last and just before serving; do not add too much! It’s very potent and a little bit goes a long way.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg