GamerKitchen: Spinach Egg Drop Soup

In this episode of GamerKitchen, we're featuring a delicious vegetarian dish that's ready to go in about 20 minutes.

At most American Chinese restaurants, egg drop soup is tucked away at the back of the menu under the seafood combos. You can find it battling against wonton soup for the number one spot, with hot and sour soup staking its claim as the third most popular Cantonese style soup.

Many of my friends have told me they don't care for its texture, I prefer the subtle flavor of egg drop soup. Whether you are an egg drop, wonton or even a hot and sour soup person, I hope you'll give this Spinach Egg Drop Soup recipe a go.

In this episode of GamerKitchen, we're featuring a vegetarian dish that's ready to go in about 20 minutes. Egg drop soup is a great way to start off a meal. (Here's an idea for a main dish to follow.)  Of course, our Spinach Egg Drop Soup shines all on its own, since it's full of vegetables and protein.

To increase the overall flavor, we stirred in mushrooms, green onions and lots of fresh spinach. However, we didn’t want to just throw in whole spinach leaves like unruly brutes, so we used the cutting technique of ‘chiffonade’ to make the spinach more presentable. We explain this fancy sounding technique in the ‘active skill’ section of the video.

There are many possibilities for adapting this recipe – adding spicy Sriracha sauce to the broth, adding some ramen style noodles or even adding some meat (forgoing the vegetarian bit) if you want some more protein.  When you create your own perfect bowl of egg drop soup, let us know. Share a picture to @primermag with #gamerkitchen!

Want a hardcopy of the recipe while cooking? Print it here.

Luke Bryce reviews games at Leisure Gamer Network. He also makes videos, teaches cooking classes and rides an old blue bicycle. Follow him on Twitter, @lukebryce.


  • Reply June 7, 2012


    This is perfect! Quick, simple meal that looks delicious and can be shared with my vegetarian girlfriend.

    Love the geeky video presentation. I’m subscribing to your channel now!

  • Reply June 7, 2012


    Sounds delicious except for the mushrooms – yuck

  • Reply June 8, 2012


    Ahhhhh “slowly stir in the egg”! I’ve tried before to make egg drop soup, but you’d be surprised how many recipies neglect to emphasise “slowly”. Many thanks, Luke.

  • Reply June 9, 2012


    Cooked this for my vegetarian fiancée and she absolutely loved it! Thanks a lot!

  • Reply June 10, 2012


    @Julio – Thanks for the comment about the presentation, it’s full to play around with geeky terms and apply them to cooking. Let me know how it goes preparing it for the gf (we all know that’s the true test!).

    @Chris- lol, my brother-in-law has a repulsion to fungus as well, so he’d say the same. Let me know what you decide to substitute instead or hit me up on twitter if you need suggestions!

    @Christopher – Not a problem, you’re an attentive listener! Yeah, when I started making egg drop I also had a tendency to over mix, which results in little bits of shredded egg (awful texture). Much better to have long wisps!

    @Michael – Glad to be able to help! 🙂

    It looks like cooking for your significant other or family members is a common predicament. Should I start mixing up the episodes with specific diets in mind – vegan, gluten-free, etc.?

  • Reply June 11, 2012


    Luke I would say make sure you mix in a good number of vegetarian dishes. Or you could talk about making a dish vegetarian if you went with that “skill tree”. Just a thought.
    Love the channel and subscribed!

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