Classic Egg Drop Soup

Indulge in the comforting warmth of Classic Egg Drop Soup, a timeless dish that effortlessly combines simplicity with savory satisfaction. This recipe showcases the delicate dance of eggs forming silky ribbons in a rich chicken broth, enhanced with subtle hints of white pepper and sesame oil. Garnished with blanched green onions, this soup is a culinary masterpiece that transcends generations.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  1. Quick and Easy: With minimal ingredients and straightforward steps, this recipe is perfect for busy days or when you crave a satisfying bowl of soup without the fuss.
  2. Light and Nourishing: Egg Drop Soup is a light yet nourishing option, making it an ideal choice for a wholesome appetizer or a light meal.
  3. Delicate Egg Ribbons: The technique of pouring beaten eggs into simmering broth results in the creation of delicate egg ribbons, adding a visually appealing element to the dish.
  4. Balanced Flavors: The combination of chicken broth, white pepper, and sesame oil creates a harmonious blend of flavors that is both comforting and delicious.


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a saucepan, heat the chicken broth over medium-high heat, bringing it to a gentle simmer.
  2. While the broth is heating, whisk together cornstarch and water in a small bowl to create a smooth mixture for thickening the soup.
  3. In another bowl, beat eggs, ground white pepper, and sesame oil until well combined.
  4. Once the broth is simmering, gradually pour the egg mixture into the pot in a slow, steady stream while gently stirring the broth in a circular motion. The eggs will cook immediately, forming delicate ribbons.
  5. In a separate small saucepan, blanch the green onions in boiling water for about 30 seconds to remove their sharp bite. Drain and set aside.
  6. Stir the cornstarch mixture to recombine, then add it to the soup, stirring continuously until the soup thickens slightly.
  7. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with salt if needed.
  8. Ladle the Egg Drop Soup into bowls, garnish with blanched green onions, and serve hot.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4 | Kcal: (calories per serving)


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat gently on the stovetop, adding a splash of broth if needed to maintain the desired consistency.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a richer flavor, use homemade chicken broth.
  • Experiment with different garnishes such as chopped cilantro or a drizzle of soy sauce.
  • Adjust the thickness of the soup by adding more or less cornstarch mixture according to your preference.

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