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Ajitsuke Tamago (Ramen Egg)

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time6 hrsCook Time6 minsTotal Time6 hrs 6 mins

 6 large eggs (60g per egg)
 ¼ cup light soy sauce
 ¼ cup mirin
 ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
 ½ cup water

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Ensure the water level is high enough to cover the eggs. Once boiling, reduce to heat to maintain a simmer (small bubbles appearing). Important: Make sure the water is not at a rolling boil!


Insert eggs into pot, all at the same time if possible. Cook for 5 minutes and 45 seconds.


Remove eggs and place in a bowl of ice water for 3-5 minutes. After that, gently remove the egg shells and place eggs into a separate bowl.


Combine all the marinade ingredients together, then pour marinade over the eggs. Using a cling film or kitchen towel, cover the bowl and press the cling film/kitchen towel down such that it is in direct contact with the marinade and eggs. This will ensure the eggs are marinated more evenly.


Marinate the eggs for 4 to 12 hours, rotating the eggs midway through the marinating process. Once done, remove the eggs from the marinade and store them in another container if you wish to consume them at a later date. Otherwise, cut the eggs in half and enjoy them with a bowl of ramen!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4