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Egg-Drop Tofu (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free)


Today I introduce you to “Egg-Drop Tofu”. This is a very common homemade Japanese dish. The seasonings are Dashi stock and soy sauce, so it is savory, flavorful and delicious!! I usually use tofu, onion and shiitake mushrooms as ingredients. You can add any vegetables you want. Also you can use any kind of Dashi stock. If you use kelp Dashi stock it is a vegetarian dish. If you use fish-based Dashi stock it is not vegetarian, but the dish may be more flavorful.

This is a very nutritious and easy-to-digest dish. The ingredients are simmered in the Dashi stock so the dish has a very tender texture. And also, it has a lot of healthy protein from the egg and tofu.

The recipe is easy.


Heat Dashi stock and seasoning. Add cut vegetables and cook. Pour in beaten egg and steam for a few minutes.

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Egg-Drop Tofu
Here is my “Anchovy Dashi Stock” recipe in PDF: Homemade Anchovy Dashi Stock
Here is my “Kelp Dashi Stock” recipe in PDF: Kelp Dashi stock

Ingredients (servings 2)
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7 oz. (1/2 pack) Firm Tofu

½ Onion

3 Shiitake Mushrooms

3 Eggs

1 cup Dashi Stock (any kind is okay)

2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce REDUCED SODIUM [Gluten Free] (Organic)

1 Tbsp. Cooking Sake

1 Tbsp. Mirin Sweet Cooking Rice Wine

Chopped Green Onion (to taste)

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Egg-Drop Tofu

Here is my “Anchovy Dashi Stock” recipe in PDF: Homemade Anchovy Dashi Stock

Here is my “Kelp Dashi Stock” recipe in PDF: Kelp Dashi stock


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

38 thoughts on “Egg-Drop Tofu (Vegetarian/Gluten-Free)

  1. This dish sounds delicious.

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  2. Just delicious! I love soup of any kind. 🙂

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  3. This looks perfect for those rainy spring evenings 🙂 I’ve been experimenting a lot with tofu. Do you think it’s worth it to get a tofu press to remove the excess moisture?

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    • In this recipe and soup recipes, I usually wash tofu quickly, cut and add to the pan.
      When I fry or pan-fry tofu, I wrap with kitchen papers and press or microwave to drain.
      When you don’t like tofu aroma very much, I recommend to drain tofu for any tofu dishes. Technically we might want to drain in all tofu recipes because people say the water from tofu slightly changes the dish taste. I introduce here easy homemade Japanese recipes so I cut out the need of burdensome traditional processes that don’t have an effect on their taste so much.

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      • Thank you so much for the tips! Tonight, I’m pan-frying tofu and will follow your steps. I didn’t know that you could simply rinse the tofu before adding it to soups. Your blog is extremely helpful. 🙂

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      • Thank you for the wonderful comment!!! Yes, if you like tofu taste and aroma, just rinse and cook. It is no problem 🙂 As you know, when you pan-fry tofu, it is safe to drain the tofu water because the oil splash a lot with the water from tofu 😦

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  4. Oh my… that looks delicious! 😉

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  5. Great job in simplifying Japanese food for us! Looks delicious!

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  6. oh man, egg drop tofu looks amazing! I’m for sure going to have to give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    I was wondering if you were on FB at all? It would be amazing if you could share your recipe in our group, would love for you to join our community of food lovers! Check us out here:

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  7. that sounds awesome! Looking forward to having you in the community, let me know when you join in 🙂

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  8. having trouble replying to recipe


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  9. egg drop is my favorite soup and this version of it looks simply scrumptious!
    question on the anchovies dashi, can canned anchovies be used?

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  10. Looks delicious!

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  11. I love the simplicity and fresh vibrancy of Asian food. It is the way food should be prepared.

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  12. This is what I am making for supper!

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  13. You had me at “gluten free”!

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  14. That looked so tasty so I made it! Super yummy! 🙂 x

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  15. That looks so tasty!!!!! I so love Japanese food!!! If you are interested, I’m writing about Japan on my blog feel free to check it out!

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