chinese steamed egg

Requiring only eggs, seasoning and water, Chinese Steamed Egg is the epitome of a simple dish, but is really tasty with a silky and smooth texture. Serve with rice and vegetables and you have a complete, healthy meal. 

*Watch the Chinese Steamed Egg Recipe Video*

The slow cooking of the egg is what will ensure you get the tofu-like texture. If you're in a rush just pop the egg in the rice cooker. It might not look as pleasing but it will still taste as good.

chinese steamed egg

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 2

3 large eggs
1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup of water
Pinch of salt
Spring onion to garnish


1. Beat the eggs and then add the water, vegetable oil and salt. Beat again until the mixture is fully incorporated.

2. To ensure a smooth final dish, strain the egg mixture through a sieve into the serving dish. Cover the dish with foil.

3. Bring water to the boil in a large pot. Place the egg dish in the pot on a rice stand and lower the heat to a simmer. Steam for 15-20 minutes.

4. Remove the dish and check that the egg is cooked all the way through.

5. Serve with spring onion and soy sauce.