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4.16 from 13 votes

Authentic Egg Drop Soup

A simple soup of chicken stock & wisps of cooked beaten egg- this authentic version is the perfect canvas to make your own with whatever Asian additions you choose.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8
Calories: 47kcal


  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 4 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2-1 tsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 4-5 eggs, beaten
  • pinch white pepper, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions


  • Add the broth, soy sauce, and ginger to a large pot. Whisk everything together to evenly combine. 
  • Slowly pour in the eggs, think a trickle, and whisk constantly in a single direction until all the egg's been added. Stir in the pinch of white pepper if using.
  • Ladle the hot soup into bowls, and serve them topped with the chopped green onions. Enjoy!


Serving: 8g | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 242mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 17.7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg