Egg Drop Soup

Make authentic Egg Drop Soup with just a few simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes! You won't believe how easy this recipe is!

Course Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Egg Drop Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 125 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 6 cups chicken broth preferably homemade
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 2 cups spinach

To Garnish:

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs* see notes
  • ½ cup green onions diced
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  1. Heat the chicken broth in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the ground ginger, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.
  2. Add the sesame oil to the whisked eggs along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir the chicken broth and slowly pour in the whisked eggs. Continue to stir for a few minutes as the eggs cook.
  4. Stir in the spinach and heat for one additional minute.
  5. Spoon the soup into serving bowls. Cut each hard-boiled egg in half and top each bowl with one along with green onions. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Perfect hard-boiled eggs: Submerge the eggs in 2 inches of cool water in a pot on the stove-top. Gradually bring them to a boil. Once the boil is reached, cover the pot and remove them from the heat, letting them sit for 12 minutes. Perfect.

Tofu is an optional ingredient to egg drop soup and adds additional protein to the meal.


Nutrition Facts
Egg Drop Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 216mg72%
Sodium 1715mg75%
Potassium 486mg14%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 1840IU37%
Vitamin C 31.3mg38%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.