Steamed Eggs

Perfect Chinese steamed egg. Soft, smooth and tender steamed egg (蒸鸡蛋) is a comforting food for lots of Chinese children and a time-saving dish for house cooks. We love to make steam a small bowl of egg and serve it as a side dish.

steamed eggs, Chinese steamed egg custard

Tips before starting

  1. Eggs should be well whisked until there is a small layer of fine bubbles on surface.
  2. Keep stirring the mixture when adding the water. Do not use hot water, otherwise you may end up with egg drop soup directly. Cold water can work too but warm water creates a finer texture.
  3. Boil the water firstly before set up the steamer so we can calculate the time actually.
  4. How much water should be added? We recommend a ratio from 1:1 to 1: 1.5 (egg vs water). The former 1:1 creates much firmer texture and less tender texture. 1:1.5 is a great ration for soft and tender steamed eggs.
  5. How much time should I steam? There is lots of factors may influence the steaming time for a perfect steamed egg custard. Basically it depends on the volume of the egg custard. In the video, we are using two rice bowls which hold 3cm. But the two bowls are slightly thick themselves, so it cost us 14 minutes for steaming and 5 minutes for standing.
  6. When the steaming time is up, turn off the fire and let the steamed egg stand for 5 to 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs (about 55g each),
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup warm water (310ml water), around 37 degree C
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce for drizzling
  • 1/2 tbsps. Sesame oil for drizzling
  • pinch of salt (recommend 1 tsp.)
  • Chopped green onion for decoration

Instructions

Crack eggs in a large bowl. Add salt and well beaten.Slowly stir in water, keep stirring the whisked egg.

steamed eggs, Chinese steamed egg custard

Then prepare your serving bowl. We recommend a low bowl with wide open. Then pour the mixture to the bowl through a fine mesh strainer.

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If there are any bubbles on the surface, remove them. Cover with plastic wrapper and rest for 5 minutes. Or you can use foil paper as a cover. It can prevent the vapors dropping into the bowls. 

steamed eggs, Chinese steamed egg custard

Bring water to a boiling over high heat and put the steamer on top. Steam for 10-15 minutes over medium fire. Drizzle some light soy sauce and sesame oil before serving.

steamed eggs, Chinese steamed egg custard

Even we only use simple ingredients, the steamed egg tastes quite yummy and smoothie without any odd taste.

steamed eggs, Chinese steamed egg custard

Steamed Eggs
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 2 rice bowls
 
Chinese steamed egg
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs (about 55g each),
  • 1 cup + ¼ cup water (310ml water)
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce for drizzling
  • ½ tbsps. Sesame oil for drizzling
  • pinch of salt (recommend 1 tsp.)
  • chopped green onion for decoration (optional)
Instructions
  1. Crack eggs in a large bowl. Add salt and well beaten.
  2. Slowly stir in water, keep stirring the whisked egg. Then prepare your serving bowl. We recommend a low bowl with wide open. Then pour the mixture to the bowl through a fine mesh strainer. If there are any bubbles on the surface, remove them. Cover with plastic wrapper and rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Bring water to a boiling over high heat and put the steamer on top. Steam for 10-15 minutes over medium fire.
  4. Drizzle some light soy sauce and sesame oil before serving. And optionally decorated with green onions

 

steamed eggs, Chinese steamed egg custard

 

steamed eggs, Chinese steamed egg custard

 

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