Made with common household ingredients, the Chinese Steamed Water Egg is a must-have dish during most family dinners. Not only is it easy to make, but it’s incredibly delicious as well. So, consider yourself lucky for having the Recipe: Steam Water Egg with you now.
Even though this can be an effortless dish to make, it can be quite challenging to perfect it. Here are some tips to keep in mind when making yourself some steamed egg at home:
- Whisk the egg liquid gently to create a smooth, uniform texture.
- When adding water, use a ratio of 1:1 or 1:2. Adding too much water will make your egg unable to firm well when steamed, so having the perfect egg:water ratio is essential. A 1:1 ratio will give you a firmer texture, while a 1:2 ratio will provide you with something more silky and smooth.
- Another thing about water, we suggest you boil the water first before using. Tap water may have impurities or bubbles in them, causing the formation of bubbles within your steamed egg. Boiling and then, cooling the water before use will prevent this.
There are many ways for you to spice up your own serving of this dish. For example, you can toss in some fried minced meat, clams or shrimps etc. However, today we’ll be showing you how to make Chinese steamed water egg in its most basic form- with just the egg, and some garnish and sauce on top!
- 2-3 middle size eggs
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
- 2 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 tsp. light soy sauce
- Chopped scallion (optional)
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and add in the salt and water. Gently whisk.
- Strain the whisked egg before transferring into another container. Make sure to remove any bubbles that appear on the surface.
- Set up the steamer and place your container inside. Bring the water to a boil, and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and allow it to cool down for 5 minutes.
- Drizzle the light soy sauce, sesame oil and chopped scallion on top to garnish.
- Serve warm with a steaming bowl of rice, enjoy!
Are you interested in learning more ways to cook eggs? Check out our recipe on Egg Foo Yong! The egg foo yong is a Chinese take on the universally loved omelette. Although its origins are murky, what we can all agree on is the fact that this is an incredible dish that’s extremely easy to make!
For the more adventurous, you can also try your hand at making some Fetal Duck Eggs, also known as Hot Vit Lon Luoc! Although this is a more unorthodox egg dish, this Vietnamese delicacy is one that’s sure to blow your expectations out of the waters so long as you give it a go.
However, if you’re not really in the mood to cook, why not order some steamed egg from a local restaurant on the foodpanda app instead! The foodpanda app offers a variety of cuisines and delivers straight to your doorstep. You can also get the Japanese counterpart of this dish, the chawanmushi, from various Japanese restaurants in Malaysia!