Chinese Take-Out: Egg Drop Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I've found it easier (and cheaper) to make Chinese food at home. No more waiting for the delivery driver to bring you cold food, no more waiting to be served in a restaurant, no more tipping. This is one of many Chinese recipes that I prepare, and we feast at home for a fraction of the price. The best part is, we know it is going to be good. I hope you enjoy this one of my many "stay at home" Chinese dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large sauce pot, bring the chicken broth and soy sauce to a boil over medium high heat. Boil for 2 minutes. Taste and add more soy if needed.
  2. Meanwhile, trim roots/tips and remove outer layer of scallions. Slice the scallions (white and green portions) to approximately 1/8 thick slices.
  3. Combine the cornstarch with the cold water and mix well (no lumps).
  4. Slowly add cornstarch mixture to the boiling broth while constantly stirring to desired consistency. (you may not need it all). Stir while boiling for 2 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to a low boil, add white pepper and then "drizzle" the beaten eggs "slowly" into the broth while stirring constantly. The eggs should be forming into small streams of ribbons. Continue to gently boil 1 minute.
  6. Remove pan from heat and add the sliced scallions to the soup.
  7. Serve the soup immediately, stirring the pot before each serving is dished.
  8. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

this is the next easiest egg drop soup to make on tour and the soy sauce really bumps up the flavor cakepops on parade chinese leg of tour

Dienia B. September 05, 2014

This was my quick lunch today! I really appreciate this tasty recipe as it's a filling and light recipe. <br/>Thanks a lot for this super easy, deliciious soup!

awalde September 04, 2014

So simple yet so good, I was able to cut this down to a very satisfying dinner for one. Might try adding just a very tiny bit of ginger.<br/>Thanks for the post.

Debbwl September 02, 2014

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