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Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup


20 min

Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup

Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup Photo 1


Broccoli soup


20 min


4 persons




4.00 rating-star (1)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This chicken egg drop soup is born from a love of the soup, many trips to my favorite Chinese restaurant, and many questions. This variation is the result. Simplicity is the key. The soup can be reheated or frozen and reheated.


  • chicken broth, divided: 4 cups
  • chopped fresh chives: 2 Tbsp
  • salt: 0.25 tsp
  • ground ginger: 0.125 tsp
  • cornstarch: 1.5 Tbsp
  • eggs: 2 piece
  • egg yolk: 1 piece

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Stages of cooking

  1. Reserve 3/4 cup of chicken broth, and pour the rest into a large saucepan. Stir in chives, salt, and ginger; bring to a rolling boil. Stir reserved 3/4 cup of broth and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside.
    Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup Photo 2
  2. Whisk eggs and egg yolk together in a small bowl with a fork. Using a fork, drizzle eggs, a little at a time, into boiling broth. Eggs will cook immediately. Stir in cornstarch mixture gradually until soup reaches desired consistency.
    Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup Photo 3

History of the Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup:

The Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup is a popular Chinese dish that has a simple yet delicious flavor. It is believed to have originated in the Guangdong province of China and later spread to other parts of the country.

The recipe has evolved over time, and now many variations of the soup can be found in different Chinese restaurants worldwide. Some restaurants prefer to add shrimp or chicken to the soup for a richer flavor.

Tips and Tricks for Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup Recipe:

To make the perfect Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup at home, follow these tips and tricks:

  1. Use quality chicken broth to enhance the flavor of the soup.

  2. Be sure to whisk the eggs and egg yolk together thoroughly before adding to the broth.

  3. Gradually pour the eggs into the hot broth while stirring gently with a fork to create the classic egg ribbons.

  4. Cornstarch is added to thicken the soup. Add gradually until you reach the desired consistency.

Tips for presenting the dish:

To elevate the presentation of the dish, consider adding a few drops of sesame oil or soy sauce on top of the soup before serving. This will add a nice flavor and an inviting look to the dish. You may also top with sliced green onions or cilantro for added freshness and flavor. Serve this hearty and comforting soup with a side of steamed rice and enjoy the authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine right in your home.

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