End grumbling with the goodness of Eggs: Five Egg recipes around Asia


End grumbling with the goodness of Eggs: Five Egg recipes around Asia

Jules Contreras

July 18, 2022

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    What came first, the chicken or the egg? But as an essential ingredient for many recipes all around the globe, the egg is placed first! Not only is it a nutrient-dense goodie foodie, but it is also oh-so-delicious for your tummy. Ever wonder what kind of unique and flavorsome edibles many countries have? Well, you came to the right place. Here are 5 EGG-cellent cuisines that have been born around Asia!


    Silog – (Philippines)

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    “Silog ma’am?” That’s what we usually read from food vendors when we’re looking to find quick food to grab on the internet. The most popular egg recipes in the Philippines are these silog meals! What is silog? silog is a shortened word for sinangag and itlog. In English, it translates to fried rice and egg. The egg is usually served as a simple sunny-side up with your ulam (viand) of choice and some tasty garlic fried rice. If you add your viand to the word silog, it’ll be viand + silog. Tapsilog is the famous silog recipe! Tap is short for tapa and it is usually pork or beef cured with different spices as its marinade. Try your silog now at your local silugan!


    Omusoba – (Japan)

    You’re probably tired of your plain old yakisoba noodles. Well, get EGG-cited as Japan has a recipe for yakisoba noodles wrapped in an egg! Omusoba is a delightful fluffy omelet filled with stir-fried noodles, various vegetables, and meat! It is one of those foods you would want to serve when you’re too lazy to cook grandiose food, but not too lazy to cook just plain eggs. Serve it hot with tonkatsu, Worcestershire, or any of your preferred sauces. If you’re feeling fancy, you can even add Kewpie mayo and garnish with some green onions.


    Chinese Tea Eggs – (China)

    This next egg recipe is EGG-sploding with flavour! Chinese tea eggs are hard-boiled eggs deeply set in soy sauce, mixed spices, and of course, tea. The sauce is delicately made by mixing soy sauce, your personal spices which are usually composed of star anise and cinnamon sticks, and black tea. Crack the eggs but do not remove them as this creates the gorgeous classic design on the egg. You can soak these for up to 8 hours to get the full flavour! Pair them with rice and ramen, and you’re in heaven!


    Khai luk khoei (Son-in-law eggs) – (Thailand)

    EGG-xactly! The name of this egg recipe is so unique because it is called “son-in-law eggs.” I know you’re curious about the history of its name. It is said to be from a Thai legend wherein the mother served two fried hard-boiled eggs as a “not-so-scary” reminder to her son-in-law to treat her daughter well or else his “eggs” will be the one served next time. On the other hand, it could’ve been that a son-in-law gave a pair of hard-boiled eggs to his mother-in-law to impress. Aside from its interesting story, these hard-boiled eggs are deeply fried and topped off with oil, sugar, fish sauce, and tamarind sauce. As a garnish, it is sprinkled with cilantro sprigs and shallots. Why not give it to your mother-in-law to amaze them?


    Coconut steamed eggs – (Hong Kong)

    Of course, our day won’t be complete without something egg-ceptionally sweet. These eggs are similar to custards and puddings but uniquely served inside coconuts! Egg whites are mixed with sugar, coconut water, and fresh milk. If you’re calorie counting this is perfect for you since this is low in calories but it can still satisfy your sweet tooth and at the same time feel refreshed! 

    Have your EGGS-pectations been reached about how many diverse foods there are to make with eggs? Try all these and you’ll certainly be having a fun and tasty SHELL-ebration!


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