Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Steamed Egg

After eating all that yummy steamed food in Restoran Steam Fish & Steamboat, I was inspired to reproduce these favourites of mine. I started off with steamed egg. You will find this steamed egg dish in almost any establishment offering Chinese cuisine here.

I've made this on several occasions  but had a little fun with it this time. If you have been following me on my other accounts in social media, you would have realised by now that I have a fixation for 'smileys'. I've tried not ending sentences with one but it always slips in somehow. And now, it's even on my food!

Anyway, I hope you like this version of steamed egg.

- 3 medium eggs
- ⅔cup water

Seasoning (or to taste)

- 1 tbsp spring onions (sliced small)
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp light soy sauce

1) Add 3 eggs into a bowl with 2/3 cup water. Mix with a fork or a pair of chopsticks (do not beat), until well combined.

2) Using a strainer, strain the mixture into a steaming plate (Aiming for a clear and bubble free mixture).

3) Cover the plate (using foil or another plate). Place this into the steamer and steam until the egg sets into a custard-like texture.

Note: I use an electrical cooker. Start on high heat. Once the water begins to boil, put the covered plate in and reduce the heat. It took me about half an hour to forty minutes on low heat but could be faster under different conditions. Give it a quick check on the twentieth minute if you're not sure or if this is your first time.

Don't forget to cover the plate before steaming!

There you have it - steamed egg

4) Finally, mix sesame oil and soy sauce together. Pour this over the set egg. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions.

This is how it's done.

Steamed Egg with Sesame Oil and Soy Sauce topped with Spring Onions

I am kidding, of course. Don't be stingy with the sauce or the spring onions. The picture above is a toned down version of what I really did!

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  1. I have not steamed eggs for ages...thanks for the recipe Sharon...simple and yet delicious.
    Hope you are having a great week :D

    1. Oh, I am Juliana. Thank you for the lovely comment. You have a great week too! :D

  2. Hi Sharon,

    Love the big smile on your steamed egg!!!


    1. Hi Zoe, Welcome back! I'm sure you had a wonderful trip! Thank you for dropping by and leaving a lovely note :D

  3. This looks good! I love savoury egg custard.

  4. Steam egg with rice, simple and easy

    1. Oh, yes. This makes cooking great on busy days :)


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