Cheapest Korean Food You Can Cook at Home in 5 minutes

Today, we are going to share the easiest and simplest way to cook Korean steamed eggs with minimum ingredients.

Korean steamed eggs (in the middle) often seen in restaurants.
This one is called “
volcano steamed eggs
because the upper part looks like it’s about to explode.

Korean Steamed Eggs (계란찜, pronounces Gye-ran-jjim) is Korea’s beloved side dish that has savory taste with custardy texture.

It’s usually served in a ttuk-bae-gi (a stone bowl) in restaurants but any microwavable bowl is just fine if you are cooking at home.

Koreans Love steamed eggs because it

  • is easy and quick to make.
  • has different variations depending on the ingredients (green onions, carrots, mushrooms, shrimps, pollacks, etc.)
  • goes well with spicy foods that Koreans love. It will cool down your tongue.????

Another charming part about steamed eggs is that it can become both a super fancy dish and a super easy-to-make homemade dish depending on how much effort you put into it.

Failed version of steamed eggs???? Overcooked!


How to Make Steamed Eggs:
The Easiest & Simplest Version


  • A microwavable bowl
  • 3 eggs
  • A fork (or chopsticks)
  • A sip of water
  • A pinch of salt and black pepper

Let’s Start!

1. Crack the eggs into a bowl.

2. Beat eggs with a fork.

Look at this well beaten eggs!

4. Add a sip of water (The more you pour, the more custardy it’ll get.)

5. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and season to taste.

Look at this well seasoned eggs!

6. Microwave for 3 minutes.

The eggs will rise when microwaving and sink afterwards.

7. Take out the bowl. The bowl is very hot so don’t forget to wear oven mitts!

The eggs will rise when microwaving and sink afterwards.

Enjoy your steamed eggs with rice????????

The version we’ve showed you today is the simplest one! Please don’t be afraid to do some experiments with your ingredients.????

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