Chinese steamed eggs or water egg is a Chinese home-style dish found all over China. Eggs are beaten to a consistency similar to that used for an omelette and then steamed.

A simple and comforting recipe.

You need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 ½ cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried shrimps
  • 1/2 teaspoon green onion or scallion, finely chopped


  1. To prepare the shirmps place them in warm water until soft; drain and cut into small pieces.
  2. In a heat safe bowl combine egg, soy sauce, salt and sesame oil.
  3. Stir in the water.
  4. Place the bowl in a steamer and steam for 15 minutes or until set.
  5. Sprinkle with shrimps and green onion before serving