Steamed Egg

Happy National Egg Day! Did you know, today 6/3 is the day to appreciate our versatile food, egg!!

To celebrate this special food holiday, I’d like to make a simple fusion food by using eggs:)

Korea and Japan share a lot of aspects in culture. Language, clothes, and of course, food! Even though Japanese food doesn’t have much spicy food like Korean food, we still share similar food culture like sushi (in Korea, Kimbap,) savory pancakes(okonomiyaki in Japan, Pajon in Korea,) and steamed egg! 

Their steamed egg has very similar taste and flavor, but the big difference is the texture. Although Japanese steamed eggs are silky, not allowing any bubbles to be contained, Korean steamed eggs are fluffy with the effect of cooking in high heat, usually directly on the stove top. Every time I visit a Korean restaurant, I enjoyed the fluffy eggs on the side of my galbi, and this was the first one to be finished in our group. 

Another difference between Japanese steamed eggs and Korean eggs are the ingredients. While Korean steamed eggs usually don’t contain veggies, Japanese steamed eggs have carrots, gingko, spinach, shrimps, fish cakes etc. 

What if I picked the best aspects of steamed eggs from both cultures? As you can guess, it’s going to be the best fusion food:D

 

<Today’s Recipe>

Steamed Egg

steamed egg

<ingredients>

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon corn
  • 1 tablespoon carrot – finely chopped
  • 2 shiitake mushroom – sliced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon bonito stock
  • 1 bunch scallion – chopped
  • Some carrot

 

<Directions>

  1. Beat eggs and combine with water. Add bonito stock and mix well.
  2. In a small bowl,  put corn, carrot, mushroom and pour egg mixture by using a strainer.
  3. Transfer the eggs in a steamer and cook for about 8 min.
  4. Sprinkle scallion and carrot. Enjoy!

 

steamed egg

Mmm, fluffy with lots of jewels in it! If you are looking for the little side dish to go with your Asian food, this is the one you should try!

 

<Wondering How to Use Up Eggs?>

Make some egg salad and you’ll get a yummy sandwich! Cheesy Egg Salad Sandwich

cheesy egg salad sandwich

How about some comforting soup? Asian Flavored Corn and Egg Soup

asian corn soup

Don’t forget about dessert! Pudding Cake

cut pudding cake

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

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