Ginger & Shiitake Mushroom Egg Drop Soup

I am definitely clocking this beautiful soup for a future book – so, remember – you saw it here first! It is gorgeous and so simple! Not only does it use only a handful of ingredients, but it delivers massive flavours! This is due to the addition of shiitake mushrooms (fresh, not dried please) which adds an important, distinct umami note that I can only describe as pure heaven. The partially cooked thin slices of fresh ginger provide a little texture and hints of warm, “spiciness” which is equally special. While this keto meal is very low in fat, I think it could be perfect for those who are close to reaching their fat macros for the day, but still desire a full-flavoured, satisfying meal. And, I promise you – this one does just that! Enjoy! xxx

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Carbs 3.3g | Fat 6.6g | Protein 16g
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Ginger & Shiitake Egg Drop Soup

This is a super-simple soup using only a handful of ingredients - but still delivers massive flavours! It is perfect for those who are close to reaching their fat macros for the day, but still desire a full-flavoured, satisfying meal.
Course Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2

Per serving

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 6.6g


  • 15 g (0.5 oz) peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced then roughly chopped
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 75 g (2.7 oz) shiitake mushrooms (fresh, not dried), thinly sliced
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 650 g (22.9 oz) chicken stock
  • salt, to taste


  • Start by prepping your ingredients:
    Slice the peeled ginger very thinly, then roughly chop. The ginger will not be on the heat very long to soften completely (as I still need them to bring texture to the soup), but getting them super thin helps.
    Slice the spring onions, keeping the white parts and the green parts separate.
    Thinly slice the shiitake mushrooms. It is VERY important to use shiitake mushrooms as they have a beautiful, distinct flavour necessary for this soup.
  • Whisk the eggs very well in a bowl.
  • Pour the chicken stock into a pan and add the ginger, mushrooms and the white parts of the spring onions. Over high heat, bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to moderate and leave to simmer for 6-7 minutes.
  • After 6-7 minutes, reduce the heat to moderately low and very slowly drizzle the whisked egg into the flavoured broth in a thin stream around the pan. Very gently stir the soup to break up the egg, if needed.
  • After 45-50 seconds, remove the soup from the heat completely and season with salt. Divide the soup between two warm bowls and scatter over the green ends of the spring onions. SO GOOD!

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                        137Kcal / 573kJ
Fat                                6.6g
Carbohydrates              3.3g
Protein                          16g


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