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How To Make Ramen Egg

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Easy to make ramen egg recipe

I’ve always loved eating the runny yolks in ramen in those Japanese restaurants and only when I started looking at how to make ramen eggs (or Ajitsuke Tamago), did I realise how easy it is to make these delicious flavourful eggs with creamy runny yolks at home. Using very simple ingredients, ramen eggs are a great condiment to ramen dish.

Several food blogs on the internet have different timings to make ramen eggs and I’ve tried quite a number of them. As I usually use medium sized eggs, the timing I always abide to is 7 minutes of boiled cold eggs over simmering low heat then soak the eggs as long as possible in ice cold water, or at least for 10 minutes, this way the eggs are much easier to peel and there’s no breakage on the egg whites.

How to make ramen egg that’s full of the umami flavours? The marinade I use is very simple, just water, soy sauce and mirin. I’ve also used citrus infused soy sauce, no mirin, and they all turned out really nice. You can also try different flavours by adding spices and herbs too, similar to tea eggs, a Taiwanese version of such flavoured eggs using herbs and spices, however with herbs and spices, you might want to heat the mixture so that the flavours can infuse into the marinade.

A few things to take note of when making ramen eggs:

If you want to add another condiment to a ramen dish, check out this recipe on Char Siew.


How To Make Ramen Egg

Ramen eggs with creamy runny yolks and flavourful egg whites are the best condiments on a ramen dish. It's very easy to make with really simple ingredients. Boil then cool the eggs and marinate with a mixture of soy sauce, mirin and water.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword condiment, egg, ramen egg
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Marinade 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 22 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 96kcal


  • 6 Medium sized eggs Cold
  • 300 ml Water Enough to cover eggs for marinade
  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp Mirin


  • Make marinade by mixing water, mirin and soy sauce
  • Bring water to boil. Then add cold eggs in and reduce heat to simmering boiling for 7 minutes
  • Place boiled eggs into ice cold water for at least 10 minutes
  • Peel eggs and add eggs into the marinade
  • Chill eggs in marinade in the fridge for at least one hour. Best to keep overnight.
  • Serve and enjoy!


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