Real Easy and Real Tasty Egg Drop Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 7 mins

Again, adopted this recipe after living in China. It's really great as a starter or even as a quick snack! I like my egg drop soup gingery. Feel free to reduce amount of ginger if you're not a fan. I've removed the optional msg from the recipe, as I so rarely use it anyway.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Put chicken broth, ginger and scallions in a pot and bring to a full boil. Turn off heat once boiled.
  3. Add beaten eggs to the broth and immediately start stirring with a fork. Eggs should not be forming lumps. If they are, it is because the eggs were not stirred quickly enough after pouring into the broth. Eggs should have a silky texture and appearance.
  4. Add cornstarch mixture and turn heat on low until broth thickens slightly. Turn heat off.
  5. Stir in soy sauce, and sesame oil. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Super egg drop soup! I made this according to the recipe but did not use the optional msg. The flavor and texture was just right. I like this soup gingery, too. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* November 25, 2009

My family loved this soup! I didn't have the scallions, or the sesame oil, plus I forgot the soy sauce. It was still a hit here. Thanks for posting this great recipe.

KatMcC November 02, 2011

Omg this was so good even better then the one I get at my local chinese place!!!

biggmamaCC May 04, 2010

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