Egg Drop Soup: A Comforting Classic

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Egg Drop Soup is a quintessential dish in Chinese cuisine, known for its simplicity, comforting warmth, and rich flavors. This recipe elevates the traditional soup with added vegetables and optional crispy wonton strips, creating a perfect blend of textures and tastes.

The Story

Traditionally, Egg Drop Soup is a staple in Chinese households and restaurants, often enjoyed as a starter or a light meal. Its name derives from the method of dropping raw egg into hot broth, which cooks immediately, forming delicate ribbons. This version of the recipe incorporates a mix of vegetables for added nutrition and color, making it a more wholesome choice.

Why You Should Make It

Egg Drop Soup is incredibly easy to prepare, requiring just a few basic ingredients and minimal cooking time. It’s an excellent option for a quick lunch, a comforting dinner, or a soothing remedy for cold days. Plus, its versatility allows for numerous variations to suit any taste or dietary preference.

How to Serve

Serve this Egg Drop Soup hot, garnished with crispy wonton strips and diced green onions for an extra flavor punch and texture. It pairs beautifully with other Chinese dishes for a complete meal or can be enjoyed on its own for a light and satisfying option.

How to Store

The soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. It’s best to add the wonton strips and fresh green onions just before serving to maintain their crispness and freshness.


  • Stir the broth in a circular motion before adding the eggs to create beautiful egg ribbons.
  • Add the eggs slowly and steadily for finer strands or faster for thicker strands, according to your preference.
  • Adjust the seasoning and thickness of the soup to your liking by adding more cornstarch slurry or seasoning.

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