Egg Drop Soup

Cuisine: Chinese

Region: Beijing

Recipe Type: Soup

Average User Rating: 0.84 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegetarian


4 cups vegetable stock
2 eggs, beaten lightly
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
2 TB cornstarch mixed with 2 TB water (optional, if you prefer thicker soup)


Heat stock and add soy sauce, white pepper, and sesame oil. Add cornstarch mixture (if using) and raise heat until soup begins to slightly boil. Remove from heat and slowly drizzle the beaten egg over the top of the hot soup with one hand while stirring the soup (gently) with the other (the egg will cook when it comes into contact with the soup - another method is to drop small spoonfuls of egg into the soup instead of drizzling - this creates more of an "egg flower" effect). Garnish with green onion and serve.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2-4

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This was delicious but it was a little spicier than I felt egg drop soup should taste. All five of us who ate it agreed that next time we should maybe use a pinch of the white pepper. Very good though, thanks for sharing! Will definitely make again.

Recipe Rating: 4 Stars

User: Sara
10:59 am

LOVED this so much last night that we're making it again tonight!

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Kerri
8:54 am

I\'m a vegetarian and one of the things I miss most is egg drop soup. On a whim one day, I googled vegetarian egg drop soup, and this was the first recipe to pop up. I loved how easy it looked, so I gave it shot. It was amazing! I gave some to my sister and her husband, who both eat meat, and they said it was better than anything they\'ve gotten in a restaurant. We all love spicy foods, so the pepper was just perfect for us. Fantastic! Can\'t wait to make again!

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Elizabeth
8:13 am

Definitely needs more pepper for more kick in the soup!

Recipe Rating: 4 Stars

User: Coffee Recipes
10:10 pm

Vegetarian Egg Drop Soup Recipe - Average User Rating: 0.84 / 5 - 4 Ratings, 4 Reviews