Korean Soft Marinated Eggs with Rice

Time: 30 minutes (plus marinating time – at least 6 hours or overnight)

In our adventurous journey to try new and unique breakfast meals, this is our latest! It really was more like brunch as we had it closer to noon, as everyone slept-in this weekend! This is a great dish as you can make the eggs the night before and then either make the rice in the morning (or re-heat it in the morning). You can also add some chopped up vegetables if you like it for a lunch or dinner dish! These eggs are great in ramen soup, too! So be unique – like the english translation of the Korean pop song- Dalla Dalla: “I love myself! (hey!); Something’s different about me, yeah!; Oh, oh I love myself! (hey!); Something’s different about me, yeah!; I’m different from you, yeah!” Be unique and happy today!

Music Selection: Itzy – Dalla Dalla


8 eggs, room temperature

2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp vinegar

1 cup soy sauce

1 cup water

1 cup corn syrup or honey

6 garlic cloves

4 – 6 green onions, chopped

1 thai red chili, chopped (you can add more if you like the heat)

2 Tbsp sesame seeds

Toppings: matchstick carrots, beansprouts marinated in sesame oil/salt, chopped spinach, chopped red cabbage, green onion, matchstick cut cucumber, sriracha or hot chili oil


In large pot, add salt, vinegar and ensure enough water to cover eggs. Bring to boil and add eggs carefully. Boil for 5- 6 minutes for runny yolk. Remove eggs and place in ice cold water.

In a separate bowl, mix the soy sauce, water, syrup, garlic, green onions, chilies and sesame seeds. Stir until well blended.

Peel the eggs carefully, trying to keep them from being damaged. Add to the marinade and cover for at least 6 hours or overnight.

For breakfast: Serve eggs with hot rice, drizzled with sesame oil and some of the marinade (strain it first so you don’t eat big chunks of garlic or chili).

For lunch or dinner: Serve with hot rice and drizzle with marinade and/or sesame oil. You can also garnish with some matchstick fresh vegetables, like carrots, celery, spinach, cucumber, if you want some vegetables. Also, great to serve with hot chili sauce, like sriracha.

Other tip: These eggs are great to add to your favorite bowl of ramen soup!

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