5 from 3 votes
Soy Sauce Eggs
Course: pantry
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg, Soy Sauce
Calories: 108 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 8 eggs
  • water as needed
  • a small pinch of salt
Marinating sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
Marinating sauce
  1. In a small pot, add water, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and Chinese five spice powder. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  1. Half-fill a large pot with water and bring it to boil. Add a small pinch of salt.
  2. Lower the eggs into boiling water carefully using a ladle and slow down the fire immediately. Simmer for 6 minutes (for softer texture) or 7 minutes (for harder texture). Stir the eggs in first two minutes.
  3. Transfer the eggs out to cold water and gently peel the shells after cooled down. (If you feel it is quite hard to handle, place the eggs under small running water and peel the shells.)
  4. Add soft boiled eggs in the marinating sauce, soaking for overnight (12-20 hours until well salted). Transfer them out when the eggs are well salted.
  5. Cut lengthwise and serve with rice or noodles.
Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts is based on each single egg.

Nutrition Facts
Soy Sauce Eggs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 232mg 77%
Sodium 1134mg 47%
Potassium 141mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.