This simple and easy-to-make egg drop soup comes together in less than 15 minutes. It is better than take-out from your Asian restaurant. Comforting and satisfying that will feed your body and soul.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes egg drop soup thick?
There are several thickener that you can use to make egg drop soup thick. I use tapioca powder mix with some broth as slurry. Some options are cornstarch and flour mix with liquid like broth or water. The more you add in the thicker your soup will be. Make sure you add it at the end of cooking as the slurry setles quickly.
Why Chinese egg drop soup is color yellow?
There are few factors that the color is yellow. One reason is using turmeric powder which adds more health benefits but completely optional. The other reason is the eggs you are using. Some pasturize, free-range, organic and grain-free eggs have deeper color yellow and that gives vibrant color of your soup.
Why do they call it egg drop soup?
The soup is made 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. Do not skip to beat the eggs as they will give the thin and silken strands in the soup.
Is it healthy for you?
Absolutely! The broth have anti-inflammaroty properties that fight inflammation in the body. It also warms your body and soul. Based on my own experience everytime I get sick during cold weather, I feel better after having an egg drop soup. This is my medicinal soup. Eggs are rich in many nutrients as well, including choline, omega-3 fatty acids, protien-rich and more.
Can I still make egg drop soup without cornstarch?
Yes! Cornstarch is the most popular but it is oprtional. I did not add cornstarch here yet it is still delicious and thick. Tapioca powder is what I use. If you don’t want to use tapioca powder, you can blend the egg using blender for 3-5 minutes and add it at the end of cooking after you turn off heat.
What are the ingredients?
Broth. I make my homemade bone broth from scratch but you can use store bougth broth or water is totally fine to use.
Eggs. You can’t substitute this ingredients.
Carrots. To add some color and texture but this is optional. You can add any vegetables you want but make sure to chope them in small pieces to cook them faster.
Green Onions. You can use scallions as well for garnish.
Seasonings and Spices. You can play and switch with your favorite seasonings and spices. Some of the basics are salt, black or white pepper, garlic powder, ground ginger, onion powder and turmeric.
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Simple and Easy Egg Drop Soup
- Cooking Pan
- 32 ounces Broth
- 3 large eggs
- 1 large carrots diced
- 2 stalks green onions
- 1 tablespoon tapioca powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoom onion powder
- Make your slurry using tapioca powder and 1/4 cup broth. In a pot, pour the remaining broth and bring it to boil. Add carrots and and cook for 2 minutes in medium high-heat.
- Stir in the slurry and reduce heat to a simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Slowly stream in beaten eggs while stirring the soup in one direction. Turn off heat. Sprinkle green onions for garnish.