Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup

Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup

Soups, Stews and Chili Soup

This Egg Drop soup is born from a love of the soup and MANY trips to my favorite Chinese restaurant (asking them many questions) resulting in this variation. Compare it to your local restaurant...The simplicity is the key. Soup can be re-heated or frozen and re-heated.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 76
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 20m


  • 4 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk


  • 1   Reserve 3/4 cup of chicken broth, and pour the rest into a large saucepan. Stir the salt, ginger and chives into the saucepan, and bring to a rolling boil. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the remaining broth and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2   In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and egg yolk together using a fork. Drizzle egg a little at a time from the fork into the boiling broth mixture. Egg should cook immediately. Once the eggs have been dropped, stir in the cornstarch mixture gradually until the soup is the desired consistency.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 4.1g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 1143mg 46%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g  
Protein 4.9g 10%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 247IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 20mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 4mg  
Folate 19mcg