Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup Recipe – Chinese Special

This chicken egg drop soup is born from a love of the soup, many trips to my favorite Chinese restaurant, and many questions. This variation is the result. Simplicity is the key. The soup can be reheated or frozen and reheated.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time20 min

Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup Ingredients :

  •  4 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ? teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk

How To Make Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup


Reserve 3/4 cup of chicken broth, and pour the rest into a large saucepan. Stir in chives, salt, and ginger; bring to a rolling boil. Stir reserved 3/4 cup of broth and cornstarch until smooth. Set aside.


Whisk eggs and egg yolk together in a small bowl with a fork. Using a fork, drizzle eggs, a little at a time, into boiling broth. Eggs will cook immediately. Stir in cornstarch mixture gradually until soup reaches desired consistency.