Monday, February 8, 2010


Chawanmushi is a great way to add eggs to your diet. Plus it's so simple to make. You can add as much ingredients as you like or as little if you prefer more egg.

This recipe is adapted from here and serves 4.

3 Large Eggs ; very lightly beaten
1 teaspoon Mirin
1 teaspoon Japanese Soy Sauce
2 cups dashi stock
12 prawns ; (shelled and deveined) OR
Chicken ; cubed
8 Gingko Nuts
2 Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms ; sliced (or whole if small)
12 slices Japanese Fish Cake ; thinly sliced

Mix the beaten eggs with mirin, soy sauce and the dashi stock. Strain and set aside.

Divide the rest of the ingredients into 4 small bowls and pour in the egg mixtures. Cover the bowl with a small sheet of tin foil.

Steam the egg mixture on a high heat for about 5 minutes. Then reduce the heat to low and steam for another 15 minutes or until they are set. Serve immediately.

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