Wonton Egg Drop Soup

This wonton egg drop soup is comforting, rich, and everything you love about both of these amazing soups.

a bowl of wonton egg drop soup

Get ready to enjoy a delicious bowl of comfort- wonton egg drop soup! This delightful concoction is like a warm hug for your taste buds, blending the best of both worlds. So, grab your chopsticks and let’s slurp our way through this delicious journey.

What is Wonton Egg Drop Soup?

This is a heartwarming, savory bowl of comfort that combines two beloved Chinese classics: wonton soup and egg drop soup. It’s the culinary lovechild of these two delightful dishes, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

wonton egg drop soup

The Magic Ingredients

Before we dive into the details, let’s talk about the ingredients:


  • Wontons: These delectable parcels of joy are usually filled with a mixture of minced meat (often pork or shrimp) and seasonings, all snugly wrapped in a thin sheet of dough. You can make them from scratch, which we detail in our recipe below, or opt for the convenience of store-bought frozen wontons.
  • Eggs: The star of the show in egg drop soup, eggs play a significant role here too. Beaten eggs are slowly poured into the simmering soup, creating delicate, silky ribbons that enhance both the flavor and texture.
  • Cornstarch Slurry: A mixture of cornstarch and water helps thicken the soup, giving it a luscious, slightly velvety consistency.
  • Soup Base: A savory, aromatic broth serves as the foundation of our soup. Traditional Chinese chicken soup is a popular choice, but you can experiment with different broths to suit your taste.

The Cooking Adventure

To whip up a bowl of this delightful concoction, start by bringing your chosen broth to a gentle simmer over medium heat. If you’re using store-bought frozen wontons, follow the cooking instructions on the package to ensure they’re perfectly cooked.

Once your wontons are ready, it’s time to introduce the egg drop element. In a small bowl, beat your eggs, and then slowly drizzle them into the simmering soup while gently stirring. This technique creates those beautiful, wispy egg strands that make the soup so appealing.

Next, thicken your soup with a cornstarch slurry. Mix a couple of tablespoons of cornstarch with water until it forms a smooth paste, and then gradually add it to the soup, stirring continuously. This step gives the soup that lovely, velvety texture we all adore.

Place a small spoonful of filling in the center of the wonton.
Line two sides with water, and then carefully fold a side over.
Bring the two opposite ends together, binding with water.
a wonton in the palm of a hand

Egg Drop Soup vs. Wonton Soup

Now, let’s address a common question: What’s the difference between these two? Well, while the first features those elegant, delicate egg ribbons, wonton soup is all about those delectable dumplings. Wonton soup consists of wontons floating in a flavorful broth, often without the egg element. In contrast, wonton egg drop soup marries the best of both worlds, incorporating both wontons and the signature egg drop swirl.

Is Wonton Egg Drop Soup Healthy?

Wonton egg drop soup can be a nutritious choice, depending on your ingredients and portion size. The broth and eggs provide protein, while the wontons contribute carbohydrates and a touch of fat. However, the sodium content can vary depending on your choice of broth and wonton filling. If you’re watching your sodium intake, consider using low-sodium broth or making your own to control the salt levels.

Is Wonton Egg Drop Soup Vegetarian?

By default, wonton egg drop soup is not vegetarian, as it typically includes meat-filled wontons and chicken or pork-based broth. However, you can easily make a vegetarian version by using vegetable broth and meatless wontons or filling them with tofu and vegetables. It’s a versatile dish that can cater to various dietary preferences.

a row of homemade wontons

Calories in Egg Drop Soup

The number of calories in wonton egg drop soup can vary based on the ingredients and portion size. On average, a bowl of this soup contains around 150-250 calories. Keep in mind that this is a rough estimate and can vary depending on specific recipes and serving sizes.

What Does Wonton Egg Drop Soup Taste Like?

This dish boasts a rich, savory flavor profile with a hint of umami from the broth. The wontons add a delightful chewiness, and the beaten eggs create silky, delicate ribbons that enhance the overall texture. It’s a comforting and satisfying dish that’s perfect for warming up on a chilly day or soothing the soul.

It’s is a delightful fusion of two beloved Chinese soups, combining the best of both worlds in a single, flavorful bowl.

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this dish is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

So, next time you’re in the mood for a cozy and satisfying meal, give this dish a try – it’s a culinary adventure you won’t want to miss!

a bowl of wonton egg drop soup

Wonton Egg Drop Soup

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
This wonton egg drop soup is comforting, rich, and everything you love about both of these amazing soups.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 257 kcal


  • 4 cups chicken broth preferably homemade
  • 4 green onions, chopped white and green parts seperated
  • 1 1 inch piece of ginger
  • ¼ tsp white pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • dash of turmeric for color optional
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

For the wontons

  • 1 pack of wonton wrappers
  • ½ lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

Recipe Instructions

For the wontons

  • By hand: Finely chop shrimp and combine everything (except the wrappers) in a bowl. Mix together until everything is incorporated and the mixture feels sticky.
  • By processor or blender: Place all the ingredients, except your shrimp (and wrappers) in your processor or blender and mix until a paste forms. Add shrimp and blend again until shrimp is finely chopped.
  • To make wontons, place a wonton wrapper in one hand, scoop a teaspoon of filling and place it near the middle. Fold the one side over the filling, then roll the filling all the way through the other side of the wrapper. Bind both ends and press together to lock the filling inside the wrapper. Brush a thin layer of water onto the wonton wrapper and press the ends together.
  • Make one wonton at a time, and line up all the wontons on a lined sheet pan. This recipe makes more than enough wontons for the soup, so place extras in a gallon sized bag to freeze for later use.
  • Set as many wontons as you prefer aside for soup. (We do 8 – 10).

For the soup

  • Combine the chicken broth, white part of the onion, and ginger slice in a medium pot over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, turmeric, white pepper, salt, and 2 tablespoons of water. Whisk until cornstarch is dissolved and then pour into soup. Mix well.
  • Slowly drizzle eggs into soup. Let them set for a minute and then break up. Add in as many wontons as you would like. Allow to simmer for 1 – 2 minutes for small ones, and 2 – 3 minutes for large.
  • Take out ginger piece. Ladle out a bowl full and top with sesame oil and green onion.


This recipe makes more than enough wontons for the soup, so place extras in a gallon sized bag to freeze for later use. 


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 12gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 1446mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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