Stewed Eggs

Stewed eggs are hardboiled eggs with a salty-sweet, complex taste that comes from being repeatedly stewed in a mixture of spices.

  • 24 hard-boiled eggs, peeled
  • Water
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp sesame oil to taste


  1. Put the eggs into a large cooking pot and add enough water to the pot to cover all of the eggs.
  2. Add soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil to water and stir.
  3. Cook the eggs over medium-low heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the pot from heat and let the eggs steep in the soy sauce-sugar mixture for one to two hours.
  5. Return the eggs to medium-low heat and repeat steps 3-4 until the eggs turn golden brown.
Preparation Tip

To give the eggs a more complex flavor, you can soak the prepared batch of eggs in a covered pot of the sauce mixture overnight. The eggs will take on a smoky, salty-sweet flavor.
How do I make hard-boiled eggs?

For beginners, SimplyRecipes has a great guide on how to prepare a batch of crack-free hardboiled eggs.

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