Steamed silky eggs

Cookbook Challenge Week 12 - Eggs

Cookbook Challenge Week 12 - Eggs

I knew exactly what I wanted to make once I saw this week’s challenge. And as many simple dishes, it is usually the hardest to perfect. As an egg lover, steam eggs has to be one of my favourite egg dishes. I love the way it wobbles when it is done perfectly. I love the silky smooth texture. And I love the taste and aroma. It is all about the egg.

After a day of Chinese New Year baking and an hour of RPM class, I almost gave up on the challenge this week. This weekend seem to fly by. And Chinese New Year is just round the corner. Sometimes I wish time could slow down but then it waits for no one. And so I just got onto it and made some eggs as part of our dinner.

This recipe is taken from a book that Mister bought from MalaysiaHawkers Fair Simplified. It is so old-skool but it has helpful tips on making chicken and pork stock. There are a few recipes in this book that I found quite interesting  – Coffee spare ribs? But what the hell is custard powder and why?

Hawker Fair Simplified

Hawker Fair Simplified


  • 3 eggs
  • 300ml water
  • 1tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2tsp sesame oil
  • finely chopped spring onion
  • white pepper
3 eggs

3 eggs


  1. Combine lightly whisked eggs and water in a bowl
  2. Steam at low heat for 10mins of until set
  3. Sprinkle spring onions, light soy sauce, sesame oil and white pepper. Serve hot
Custard egg

Custard egg

The book has advise to steam at low heat and not to whisk the eggs too much as it will create air bubbles and so affect its smooth and silky texture. I still have yet to make the perfect silky steam eggs. But this will do for now. If you have a good tip, please let me know!

The list from the rest of the bloggers:

Rizka from ini, ituBaked eggs in bread bowls; Mrs Jang’s home-style fried eggs
Carolyn from Gluten ShmootenChilled lemon zabaglione
Ange from Vicious AngeForgotten pudding; Baked eggs with spinach & parmesan
Rilsta from My Food TrailSweet potato frittata
Agnes from Off the SporkOozy egg ravioli
Shellie from Iron Chef ShellieEggs benedict
Yen from Food for FourFried rice in omelette
Leigh from Chit Chat ChompBaked cinnamon custard
Sarah from The Sugar JunkieEggs in hell
Bri from Bri EatsMini meringues
Kate from Something by KateStrawberry vacherin

What is your favourite egg dish of all time? Please share.