Egg Drop Soup Recipe

One of the staples of a Chinese Buffet is egg drop soup. It is mild and delicious and makes a great start to a Chinese dinner. 

Chinese Egg Drop Soup

Printable Recipe – Egg Drop Soup

There is no need to get take away when you have a desire for this taste, though.  Just make your own egg drop soup!

The recipe is fairly easy to do and ready in a flash.   Serve it with crispy noodles and follow up with your favorite Chinese Stir fry recipe.

Chinese Egg drop soup

Yield: 4

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

This light and aromatic soup is the perfect starter for any Chinese meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 scallions, greens thinly sliced, whites left whole
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 1 teaspoon whole white peppercorns
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 whole eggs


  1. Combine the chicken stock, scallion whites, ginger, and peppercorns in a small saucepoan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes. Strain the broth, discard the solid pieces, and season to taste with the Kosher salt.
  2. Combine 1 tablespoon arrowroot with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl and mix until it is well combined. Whisk this into the broth and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low.
  3. Whisk together the eggs and remaining teaspoon of arrowroot until combined. Transfer the eggs to a small bowl and hold the tines of a fork over the edge of it. Swirl the soup once with a large spoon, then slowly drizzle the egg mixture into soup. Allow soup to sit for 15 seconds, the stir gently to break up the egg to desired size. Sprinkle with the green parts of the scallions and serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 93mg Sodium: 265mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Protein: 10g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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