Marinated soft-boiled egg

Ajitsuke Tamago

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By Heather Whinney

Published 2018

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These delicious sweet-salt eggs are popular ramen toppings, bringing richness, texture and protein to a bowl. Once marinated, they will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.


  • 4 eggs
  • 150 ml/¼ pint/ cup dark s


  1. Put the eggs in a small pan with cold water to cover. Place over a high heat and bring to a simmer. Once the water is simmering, set a timer and cook the eggs for 3 minutes (or a minute longer if the eggs are large). Drain immediately and put the eggs in a bowl of cold water.
  2. When the eggs are just warm to the touch, drain and peel them (if they are not complet