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Chinese Steamed Egg Custard

Steamed egg custard 蒸水蛋 is one of the most comforting Chinese home style dish. The literal translation is steamed water eggs and it really only needs two ingredients like the name suggests.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chinese, chinese recipes, easy recipes, eggs


  • 4-6 Large Eggs
  • Warm Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Scallion garnish
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil


  • Heat water in your steamer on high heat.
  • Measure eggs in a liquid measuring cup, note down the measurement. Pour the eggs into a large bowl and whisk lightly.
  • Add 1.5 times the amount of warm water to the eggs. Salt to taste, then whisk.
  • Slowly pour through a strainer or sieve into a 9” pie dish or steaming plate of choice.
  • Remove any bubbles with a spoon.
  • Wrap the dish tightly in cling wrap.
  • Add wrapped dish into the steamer, and turn down the heat to medium.
  • Steam for a total of 10 mins, opening the lid once halfway through the cook.
  • Remove from the steamer, garnish with fresh scallions, sesame oil, and soy sauce.