21 Jun


Egg drop soup (traditional: 蛋花湯; pinyin: dàn huā tāng; literally “egg flower soup”) is a Chinese soup of wispy beaten eggs in boiled chicken broth. Condiments such as black pepper or white pepper, and finely chopped scallions and tofu are also commonly added. The soup is finished by adding a thin stream of beaten eggs to the boiling broth in the final moments of cooking, creating thin, silken strands or flakes of cooked egg that float in the soup. Egg drop soup using different recipes is also known as a simple-to-prepare soup in different European countries and Japan.

I make this delicious egg drop soup often for my kids,as this is the only way they eat eggs.

serves :4   cooking time:-  half an hour

These are  the basic Ingredients:-

  • Chicken/vegetable  stock  – 4 Cups
  • Eggs – 3
  • Spring Onion Chopped – handful
  • Black / White Pepper powder
  • Salt

Optional Ingredients for more flavour or filling :-

(use whatever you have at the moment)

  • Carrot – 1 grated
  • Green Peas-  1/2 cup
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Corn Starch – 1 Tbsp
  • cinnamon,cloves- 2
  • mushroom – 1 cup
  • tofu- 1 cup
  • soy sauce – 1  tsp


Bring the broth, 1-1/2 cups water, soy sauce  to a boil over medium-high heat in a saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer . Add all your flavoring extras to the saucepan with the stock. After 15 minutes, Scoop out all the flavoring extras with a slotted spoon.

Add any soup extras to the stock and simmer for five minutes.Whisk together the eggs in a small bowl with a teaspoon of cornstarch (bit of cornstarch in the eggs will inhibit protein bonds and keep the eggs from going rubbery).  Pour the eggs slowly in a thin stream  while  whisking the broth gently with your other hand as you pour. Let the soup stand for a few seconds to finish cooking the eggs.


Garnish with spring onions . Serve immediately. This soup is best eaten on the same day.


This is how my kids like it………..for them ,  i omit the sprig onions and add celery and carrots to it.






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