This vegan egg drop soup is filled with ribbons of a vegan egg substitute, and the broth is rich and savory. This tastes just like the takeout I used to love, minus the styrofoam container and plastic spoon!
How to make vegan egg drop soup
This vegan egg drop soup takes me back! I used to order egg drop soup in those little styrofoam containers a looooooong time ago. The taste and texture was so good, and upwrapping and devouring an egg roll or two with it was heavenly. I had a random craving for it last week, so pulled out an egg replacer from my fridge to see if I could replicate it with plant-based ingredients.
What is egg drop soup?
Egg drop soup is typically made with a seasoned chicken broth. When the broth is hot, whisked eggs are slowly poured into it to create ribbons of eggs.
In this vegan version, I use No-Chicken stock and the VeganEgg to create the same result. Look at those ribbons of plant-based egg. It’s such a delicious soup and so easy to make.
How to achieve this result
To achieve these ribbons, you’ll need to make sure that your broth is very hot and your VeganEgg mixture is very cold. Bring your broth to a boil then a simmer, then slowly drizzle the plant-based egg mixture while stirring in one direction.
What Makes this Broth so Good
This is a super simple but flavorful broth with just a little bit of ginger and soy sauce and some scallions for color and contrast, Add in the eggs and you’ve got perfect comfort food to enjoy on your night in.
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Vegan Egg Drop Soup
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1-2 servings
- Diet: Vegan
Vegan egg drop soup, made with the VeganEgg and No-Chicken broth with hints of ginger and soy sauce. Make your own take out and enjoy a night in with this soup!
for the VeganEgg
- 1/2 cup ice cold water
- 1 TB VeganEgg
for the broth
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 2 cups No-Chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- a few dashes of white pepper
- 1 scallion, chopped
to make the VeganEgg
- Blend the ice cold water and egg powder together in a blender until fluffy.
to make the broth
- Place a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the ginger and a bit of broth and saute until slightly softened. Add the rest of the broth, soy sauce and white pepper and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer, then pour in the VeganEgg mixture slowly, stirring clockwise until ribbons appear. Remove from heat.
- Top with the scallions and serve immediately.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Side, Appetizer
- Method: Blended, Sautéed
- Cuisine: Chinese
Keywords: plant-based egg drop soup, vegan soup
I made this. It was good, but the egg taste didn’t come through as strong as Just Egg normally tastes. It also wasn’t the same as real egg drop soup. No ribbons. The Just Egg was so soft at first that I couldn’t feel it. I recommend leaving it in the pot after the stove is off. The hot water will cook it more. It was much better the second bowl after it had been sitting for a while on the stove. It did take on more of a ribbon (micro ribbons) shape after it had been sitting and cooled.
But it did almost settle the craving for egg drop soup. I used to make this recipe all the time at home before going vegetarian and then vegan. I did miss it. I’ve always loved the pairing of white pepper and ginger. I’d add more if I made this recipe again. I love spicy egg drop soup.
Finding vegan chicken bullion for this was a wonderful idea, my go-to broth is soi sauce. lol. I wonder if adding tofu would help this recipe? I watched Kyong Weathersby do this and it looked authentic and wonderful. Maybe a mix of egg replacer and silken tofu? Silken tofu is godly in vegan egg salad making it very authentic in texture.
Ariel, adding in silken tofu sounds like a wonderful idea!
Andrew Ramsey says
I had the exact same issue with my vegan egg when making myself vegan hot and sour soup for the first time 😞