Egg Drop Soup Ingredients:

To make this homemade egg drop soup recipe, you will need:

  • Good-quality chicken or vegetable stock: Either will do.

  • Cornstarch: To thicken the broth a bit.

  • Seasonings: Just a pinch of ground ginger, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.

  • Eggs: Which we will whisk and then drizzle into the soup.

  • Sesame oil: Absolutely essential in this recipe, and also one of my favorite ingredients!

  • Green onions: Thinly sliced, to mix into the soup and also use as a garnish.

  • Whole-kernel corn: Totally optional, but I love the extra flavor and texture it adds

How To Make Egg Drop Soup:

To make egg drop soup, simply:
  1. Prepare your stock: Whisk the stock, cornstarch, ginger and garlic powder together until combined before turning on the heat. It’s essential that the broth is room temperature or cooler, otherwise the cornstarch will clump up and not dissolve.

  2. Bring the stock to a simmer: Stirring occasionally. While this is heating, go ahead and whisk together your eggs in a separate measuring cup or bowl.

  3. Slowly stir in the eggs: Once your stock has come to a simmer, use a whisk or a fork to begin stirring the stock round and round to create a slow “whirlpool”. Then gradually drizzle in the eggs as you continue to stir the stock, and they will turn into those magical little ribbons. Remove pan from heat.

  4. Add remaining ingredients. Stir in the sesame oil, green onions and corn (if using) until combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

  5. Serve warm. Garnished with extra green onions, if you’d like.


  1. This looks delicious and SO easy! I am definitely going to check it out. Thank you for sharing!


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