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Chinese Steamed Egg
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Perfect Chinese Steamed egg is also known as Chinese steamed egg custard. Only with egg, water, salt and some sesame oil, you can make this super smooth custard at home.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg, steamed
Servings: 2
Calories: 164 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 middle size eggs , 2 or 3 eggs both works depending the wanted texture
  • 1 cup of water , recommend using warmed boiled water , or milk or stock
  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. light soy sauce
  • Chopped scallion , optional
  1. Gently whisk eggs with pinch of salt and water.

  2. Strain the egg liquid and transfer to the container. Remove any bubbles on surface.

  3. Set up the steamer, bring the water to a boiling and slow down the fire to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes depending on your container. For the time, please see note 1.

  4. Remove from the fire and wait for 5 minutes to cool down a little bit.

  5. Transfer the containers out. Drizzle some sesame oil and light soy sauce and garnish chopped spring onion on top.

  6. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: the steamed time of the egg custard should be adjusted according to your container-the height of the custard. For example if you are using a wide deep plate, then only 7 to 8 minutes are needed.
Note 2: You can add replace some water with milk to make milk steamed egg if you like.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Steamed Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 334mg 111%
Sodium 1297mg 54%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 9.7%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 5%
Iron 8.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.