How to Make PF Chang’s Egg Drop Soup Recipe at Home

PF Chang’s is an iconic American-based restaurant chain that serves authentic Asian cuisine. With over 300 locations all over the world, Chang’s prides itself on making its food fresh in every kitchen, every day.

The Magic began in 1993, when Philip Chiang (a chef) and Paul Fleming (a businessman) crossed paths at Chiangs’ mother’s famed restaurant in Beverly Hills. Chiang was chef there at the time and Fleming was so impressed by his skills he made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

That was to open a chain of Asian restaurants that were not “fast” but fresh. Soon after their meeting, PF Chang’s was born. Over the years, Chang’s has kept their commitment to quality and freshness. The chain even goes so far as to make their own fresh juice for drinks. Their kitchens use over 36 million green onions each year.

Many of those scallions end up in their signature egg drop soup. If you love an easy and delicious egg soup recipe, PF Chang’s is for you.

How To Make PF Chang’s Egg Drop Soup Recipe At Home


  • 32 ounces of chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 scallions (green onions)
  • salt and fresh pepper to taste


  • Place the chicken stock and soy sauce into a large pot. Mix in the ginger.
  • Bring to a boil over a medium heat.
  • In a small cup, combine the water and corn starch. Stir until it dissolves. Slowly pour it into the chicken stock. Stir until it thickens, then reduce heat to low.
  • Crack the eggs into another bowl and whisk them until a froth develops.
  • Slowly add the egg into the soup while stirring in a one-way circular motion. The eggs will stiffen to form little ribbons.
  • Once the eggs congeal, take the soup off the stove and add in the green onions. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information (per bowl)

  • calories: 270
  • fat: 7 grams
  • cholesterol: 185 milligrams
  • sodium: 3760 milligrams
  • carbohydrates: 42 grams
  • fiber: 1 gram
  • sugar: 14 grams
  • protein: grams

Is Egg Drop Soup Good For Our Health?

Egg drop soup certainly has some health benefits. For example, when fighting a cold or the flu, it’s great to help open nasal passages, warm you up, and ease a sore throat. It’s also a good source of protein and vitamin C. These are great for building immune system defenses and strong muscles.

However, egg drop soup has a good amount of sodium and cholesterol, which, as we know, is not good for blood pressure and heart health. The good news is, you can pare down the sodium by using low sodium stock and soy sauce. Also, consider using fresh herbs rather than adding more salt.

How Long Does Egg Drop Soup Last?

When stored properly in an airtight container, egg drop soup will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. As for the freezer, the egg drop is one of the few soups that does not freeze well. The egg ribbons will develop an icky texture when reheated after being frozen. So it’s best to keep it in the fridge.

What Can Be Served With Egg Drop Soup?

Egg drop soup is usually served as an appetizer, so you can serve it with a main course, other appetizers, or a mixture of both. Here are some suggestions to round out your meal.

1. Potstickers

These delightful dumplings are filled with cabbage, pork, and mushrooms before being steamed then fried. They make a great addition to your soup and can be dipped in it too.

2. Eggrolls

Whether naked or fried, these crispy appetizers go great with soup. They’re filling enough to make it a nice lunch or light dinner.

3. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce is a great alternative to wrapping up your favorite healthy goodies. By the way, lettuce wraps are a classic dish at Chang’s. Here’s how to make them at home too. You’re welcome.

4. Sweet and Spicy Meatballs

Make these meatballs in the slow cooker with some fantastic Korean BBQ sauce, ginger, and garlic. Their spicy flavor will add some zip to your meal.

5. Beef and Broccoli

The tender beef and juicy broccoli make a healthy and filling addition to your egg drop soup.

6. Mongolian Beef

This is a tasty combo of marinated beef (brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic), red peppers, green onion, and served over rice.

7. Fried Rice

A beloved, classic dish. You can’t go wrong serving fried rice with anything.

8. Steamed Vegetables

You can’t go wrong with a side of steamed veggies. Whether it’s water chestnuts, bok choy, and shitoke mushrooms or some broccoli. You can dip it in the soup or make your own ginger and soy sauces.

9. Thai Basil Chicken

It’s hard to decide what the best part is about this meal. Is it the fact that it cooks in 20 minutes, the rainbow of color or the taste? Let’s just go with all three. Quick, delicious, and you can follow the recipe of broccoli, red pepper, mushrooms, and red onions or add in your own favorites.

10. Black Pepper Chicken

An easy to make sauté with chunks of chicken, tons of fresh veggies, and lots of cracked pepper.

What Can Be Added To PF Chang’s Egg Drop Soup Recipe?

Feeling the need to bring out your creative soup side? Try adding these to your already delicious soup.

  • rice
  • corn
  • peas
  • lima beans
  • tomato
  • crunchy Chinese noodles
  • bacon
  • seaweed
  • spinach
  • tofu
  • hot sauce
  • Orzo
  • duck dauce
  • hot mustard
  • wonton wrappers

Did You Know Just About Any Soup Can Be Egg Drop Soup? (Technically)

The next time you make soup ( not recommended for cream-based soups), consider making the egg drop. It’s fun and it will add a tasty texture to your soup.

You’ll need 1 egg for every 2 cups of soup, a dash of vinegar, oil, and water. As Chang’s recipe states, once the soup is boiling, pour the whisked mixture into the soup and stir in one direction. Soon you see those glorious egg ribbons.

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