Egg Drop Soup (Better than Restaurant Quality!)


Egg drop soup is a favorite of mine. After many trips to different Chinese restaurants to enjoy it, I decided to create the ultimate egg drop soup recipe at home. Sesame oil is the key! I hope you like it as much as I do.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • ¼ teaspoon soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons water (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch (Optional)

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 drop yellow food coloring (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper (Optional)

  • teaspoon salt (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives


  1. Combine chicken broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil.

  2. Stir water and cornstarch together in a small bowl until cornstarch is dissolved; pour into boiling broth. Stir in food coloring. Slowly pour in beaten egg, stirring constantly; season with white pepper and salt. Serve hot, garnished with fresh chives.

    Egg Drop Soup (Better than Restaurant Quality)
    Photo by naples34102.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 1396mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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