Try these simple Korean Marinated eggs, Mayak Gyeran recipe. Soft-boiled eggs marinated in a delicious soy-based sauce added with chilies, green onions, and sesame seeds. flavourful, addictive, and appetizing. Perfect for snacks breakfast or side dishes. You never know that egg will be this amazing! It takes less than 20 minutes to prepare!
No wonder this Korean dish was viral on TikTok and Instagram. These special soy sauce eggs can elevate any bowl of rice or noodles to a heavenly level. They’re healthy, low in calories, and simple to make.
Are we on have same page that Tiktok FYP really makes me try everything, I feel like I’m that labil for easily intrigued by the newest trend. Have you tried this Mayak Gyeran or famously with Mayak egg? If you never tried Korean Marinated Eggs – Mayak Gyeran, you are seriously missing out. The egg yolk is gooey and soft on the inside, while the egg is marinated in a savory, spicy, and sweet sauce that pairs perfectly with a hot bowl of rice! Mayak Gyeran is easy and affordable to make, and I promise you will love it too!
Mayak Gyeran eggs translates to “drug eggs” in Korean. Mayak itself means narcotic or addictive. the assumption being that the Korean marinated eggs are truly addicting. And it’s true because once you have one, you’ll inevitably want more.
Mayak Gyeran is a Korean banchan (side dish) of soft-boiled eggs marinated in a savory and umami-filled sauce. You can enjoy the eggs on their own or with a bowl of white rice. It’s sweet, savory, soft, and jammy!
This popular Korean side dish makes for a tasty and unique snack! The combination of savory, sweet, and spicy makes the soft-boiled eggs so addicting.
These eggs are extremely easy to make and are also great to make in advance a couple days ahead of time! Follow the recipe below to make some delicious Mayak Eggs at home for a quick and easy meal.
Ingredients of Korean Marinated Eggs
- Eggs at room temperature; if you forget to remove your eggs from the fridge in advance, rinse under warm water. Avoid using older eggs for the best taste.
- Salt; to help make the peeling process easier
- Vinegar; I use rice vinegar as a halal option, this is also used to help the peeling egg process easily.
- Soy Sauce; substitute with low sodium soy sauce or light soy sauce. If you’re gluten-free, substitute with tamari sauce, coconut aminos or a gluten-free soy sauce of your choice. Use light soy sauce or all-purpose soy sauce for the marinade base. You can also add a tablespoon of dark soy sauce for a deeper colour and stronger flavour.
- Honey; adds a subtle sweetness to counterbalance the saltiness of the soy sauce. You can use your preferred sweetener. Try it with maple syrup, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, or brown sugar instead. Choose liquid sweeteners to avoid heat on first
- Aromatics, Garlic minced; to add flavor together with green onion slice.
- Chillies. I use Korean Green Pepper chopped and Red Chili chopped. You can use your preferred fresh chillies or red pepper flakes to match your heat tolerance or omit them altogether.
- Sesame Seeds; Use normal hulled sesame seeds. You can toast the sesame seeds for a deeper flavour. Poured over eggs just before serving.
How to Make Korean Marinated Eggs
Start with In a pot, bring enough water to cover the eggs. Add salt and vinegar and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add eggs and boil for 6 minutes or 10 minutes if you want hard-boiled eggs.
Next process While you boil the eggs, prepare the ice water bath. Then, Transfer the boiled egg immediately and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Here the key step is to cool the eggs completely before peeling, for at least 5-10 minutes. The ice bath will cause the egg to contract and pull away from the shell, which will make the peeling process a lot easier. And, to peel the eggs without any scratches or cracks, work slowly with each egg.
Alright, Let’s make marinade sauce.
Start to make the marinade sauce in a mixing bowl. Combine soy sauce, water, and honey. Then, stir with a spoon until the honey is completely mixed. next, add garlic, green pepper, red chili, green onion, and sesame seeds.
After the eggs are peeled, Gently peel the eggs then put the egg in a jar or an airtight container and pour the marinade sauce. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
Finally, Serve the Korean Marinated Eggs a.ka mayak Gyeran or Mayakegg with warm cooked rice and frizzle it with a bit of sesame oil if desired. Enjoy!
- Don’t skip the ice water bath. It prevents the eggs from overcooking and makes it easier to peel the eggshells. Have the ice bath set prior to boiling the boils for a quick and easy transition.
- For perfectly jammy eggs, use room-temperature eggs. They will cook more evenly.
By the way, Here, I have instructions too, if you want to have soft-boiled regular plain eggs which are more flexible to add to your menu, then try this recipe below!
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Written by Silni Asfia
Korean Marinated Eggs (Mayak Gyeran)
- 6 Eggs room temperature
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- ½ cup Soy Sauce
- ½ cup Water
- ¼ cup Honey
- 3 clove Garlic minced
- 1 Green Onion sliced
- 1 Korean Green Pepper chopped
- 1 Red Chili chopped
- 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
In a pot, bring enough water to cover the eggs. Add salt and vinegar and bring to boil. Once the water is boiling, add eggs and boil for 6 minutes or 10 minutes if you want hard boiled eggs.
While you boil the eggs, prepare the ice water bath. Transfer the boiled egg immediately and let it cool for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the marinade sauce in a mixing bowl. Combine soy sauce, water, and honey. Stir with a spoon until the honey is completely mix. Add garlic, green pepper, red chili, green onion, and sesame seeds.
Gently peel the eggs then put the egg to a jar or an airtight container and pour the marinade sauce. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.
Serve the mayak egg with warm cooked rice and frizzled it with a bit of sesame oil if desire. Enjoy!