These Chinese stewed soy sauce eggs are one of my favorite foods from my childhood. As a result, it’s always something I try to make every year for Chinese New Year. Check out my recipe below for these delicious eggs and enter my $100 gift card giveaway!
Growing up, whenever my mom made a big batch of these, my siblings and I would get so excited. We would eat them every morning for breakfast until they were all gone and my mom would have to watch us closely so that we wouldn’t eat several at a time. It was tempting because these are so good!
They are often eaten for breakfast or served in slices as part of an appetizer or side dish. You can find ready-made ones at Chinese grocery stores but I always prefer to make my own.
You start with regular hard boiled eggs, but instead of leaving them plain, they are stewed in Kikkoman Soy Sauce and five spice powder, which gives the eggs a delicious flavor. You should definitely let them stew for at least an hour, but it’s even better if you can let them continue to soak overnight.
The eggs turn a beautiful dark brown and you’ll taste the soy sauce flavor mixed with spices throughout the egg.
The two key ingredients you need for the sauce are Soy Sauce (I always use Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce) and Five Spice Powder. Mix spice powder packets can be found in any Chinese grocery store as they are used in a lot of Chinese dishes. The spices are placed inside a porous white sachet similar to a tea bag and you just put the entire pouch directly into your sauce. If you can’t find the five spice powder bags, they also sell five spice powder in small containers similar to other ground spices and you can add 1 tsp of that to your soy sauce mixture.
These eggs are great for Chinese New Year or for any potluck or meal gathering. You can slice up the eggs and plate them in a nice platter. Whenever I make them, they are always a big hit!
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