Chinese-style Steamed Eggs by Chef Zam

chef zam recipe chinese-style steamed eggs
Easy and quick Chinese-style steamed eggs

It’s one of those days where you’ve got a nice pot of steaming hot rice all freshly cooked and ready, but have no idea what to eat with it. How about making some Chinese-style steamed eggs? It’s very easy, fairly quick, and only requires a few ingredients you probably have stocked in your fridge already. All you need is a bowl and zero cooking, as long as your rice is still keeping warm in its pot.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 red chili
  • 1/8 tsp (a couple of dashes) black pepper
  • ½ tsp (a dash) soy sauce
  • 1 tsp water

Making Chinese-style steamed eggs

  1. Crack both eggs into a small clean bowl.
  2. Chop your spring onion small.
  3. Slice red chilies thinly. You can deseed them first if you don’t like your dishes too spicy.
  4. Add some black pepper, followed by a dash of soy sauce.
  5. Finally, just a little bit of water.
  6. With a fork, beat all the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.
  7. Open the lid of your rice cooker and place the bowl of eggs over the top of your rice. Close the lid and leave for 10 minutes.
  8. That’s it! After 10 minutes, your Chinese style-steamed eggs are perfectly cooked from the heat of the rice cooker and is ready to eat.

Extra tips

  1. As long as your rice cooker is big enough and you can still cover the lid of your rice cooker, you can double or triple up this recipe using a larger bowl.
  2. However, if that is not the case, using a regular steamer will also work! Just let the eggs cook covered in a steamer for about 10 minutes or until completely cooked through.
  3. Steamed eggs are best served hot.

This recipe for Chinese-style steamed eggs is perfect for one. For more details on how to prepare steamed eggs, check out my YouTube video or watch it below. I’ve also shared a few more egg recipes that I hope you will enjoy.



Video courtesy of Dapur Chef Zam.

Professor Zamzani Abdul Wahab

Guest Chef

Professor Zamzani Abdul Wahab, better known as Chef Zam, is one of Malaysia’s iconic celebrity chefs. With an impressive resume under his belt serving the culinary industry for almost 30 years and a long list of television programmes and appearances, Chef Zam is probably proudest in his role as educator. Chef Zam is currently the Managing Director and Principal of his own culinary school, Silverspoon International College, where he continues to impart his wisdom, knowledge and personal motto, “The more I do, the more I learn.”

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