After many many trips to different Chinese restaurants looking for a good bowl of egg drop soup, I decided to take it upon myself to create what I feel is the ultimate in egg drop soup. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Darren

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, combine the chicken broth, soy sauce and sesame oil. Bring to a boil. Stir together the cornstarch and water to dissolve cornstarch; pour into the boiling broth. Stir gently while you pour in the egg and yellow food coloring if using. Season with chives, salt and pepper before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 4.8g 2% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 191mg 64% DV; sodium 1395.7mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
Wow! This soup was quick and easy, and best of all, it tasted great. It is very creamy with the corn starch and ratio of 1 egg per cup of broth. Thank you for a delicious recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2008
This didn't turn out so well for me and tasted kinda blah. I don't think I'll try to make it again. Read More
(16)
704 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 466
  • 4 star values: 158
  • 3 star values: 46
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2008
Wow! This soup was quick and easy, and best of all, it tasted great. It is very creamy with the corn starch and ratio of 1 egg per cup of broth. Thank you for a delicious recipe! Read More
(135)
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2008
Great recipe! The only thing I would change is the ground white pepper was way to much, try a 1/4 tsp of it. The 1/2 tsp made it a little too overpowering. But again, it does say optional. I loved the large amount of egg compared to the other egg drop soup recipes on this site. Read More
(111)
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2008
On a hot summer day, the last thing I expected to make tonight was soup. However, the craving fought long and hard and I finally gave in. I found myself searching AR for something quick, and with ingredients I had on hand. Presto, this was perfect. I did have to make a few adjustments, though. I didn't have broth on hand, so I threw 2 chicken bouillon cubes into a cup of hot water. I omitted the food coloring, and the salt. The bouillon cubes + soy sauce= enough sodium already! Also, instead of chives, I chopped up some green onion. Now if only I had some potstickers and fried rice... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2015
In my mind this was just perfect, a delicious prelude to the Korean Saewoo Bokkeumbap (Shrimp Fried Rice) that followed it. (recipe also from this site) I don't know what it is, specifically, that makes this soup so good given its simplicity, but I can only guess it's the addition of the sesame oil, which I love. I prepared the recipe just as is, only mixing the cornstarch with part of the chicken broth rather than water and adding no salt or pepper. I made two servings, one serving each for Hubs and me, and regret I didn't make more. The consolation is that this is so quick and easy to prepare I could whip up more in no time! Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2008
Great recipe! The sesame oil that the recipe called for seemed like a lot to me so I just put a few drops in. I also don't use chicken broth (I never can get through it all in time), instead I used chicken bullion powder. Delicious! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2008
I was really happy with what I wound up with. I was looking for something warm and cozy and as close to our local Chinese Restaurant as possible. This was a good pick. I made one adjustment, adding more cornstarch because I like a thicker consistency but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Next time I am going to add some sweetcorn, like the local restaurant does just to see what I end up with. Thanks for a yummy recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2011
If you use low sodium, no fat broth - you can use the soy sauce without making it really salty! My favorite way to make a meal out of it is to add some shrimp sauteed in garlic and cabbage to the soup - filling and yummy! Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2008
This was so easy to make. I had never had egg drop soup and it was good. I didnt use the cornstarch or food coloring and I used green onion instead of chives. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/25/2008
This didn't turn out so well for me and tasted kinda blah. I don't think I'll try to make it again. Read More
(16)
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