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Silky Steamed 3-Egg With Wolfberries (蒸三皇蛋)

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In one of my older recipes, I’ve mentioned that Wolfberry (枸杞子) is commonly consumed to promote good eyesight, & it's also known for treating & preventing diabetes. Besides adding the sweet herb in soups, I also like to throw some into my dishes.

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Steamed 3-Egg (蒸三皇蛋) is very popular in Chinese homes. Adding Wolfberries turns this into a alluring egg dish, a real eye-candy.

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To achieve a silky soft texture, always filter your eggs. Water measurement is crucial too. My mom has instilled this in me & I'm passing it on to you.

*Remember this - ratio is 1:1.5. However, I would use 1:2 if I want a much softer texture, like when I'm making Chawanmushi. Using egg shells instead of cups to measure water is best since the sizes of eggs vary. Temperature control is important too. Using high heat will result in bubbles & eggs being too hard. So have fun trying out!
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Ingredients:
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Salted Egg
  • 1 Century Egg
  • 1 tsp Wolfberries
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Dash of Pepper
  • ½ tsp Sesame Oil
  • 12 x half egg shells water (ratio 1:1.5)
  • Olive oil for Glazing

Method:
  1. Soak Wolfberries in water till soft. Drain & set aside.
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  3. Remove outer coatings from Salted & Century Eggs. Boil Salted Egg for about 10 mins. Remove shells from both eggs & dice into cubes.
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  5. Beat eggs with water & seasoning. For a smooth texture, filter eggs.
  6. filter eggs to get smooth texture
  7. Lightly grease mold with oil & pour egg mixture into it.
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  9. Steam egg for about 7 - 10 mins over low fire. Steaming time depends on the mold/plate that you choose. Use a toothpick to test if egg is cooked. Gently overturn mold onto serving plate & there goes your colourful & healthy egg dish!
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40 comments:

  1. Wow...Shirley..you are good cook...that is a fabulous egg dish...I love to order this when I eat out :) So very rich but delicious ! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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    1. Elin, thks dear! I love steamed eggs :)

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  2. sometimes i like to put some wolfberries into my cooking too. but steam eggs? first time read.

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    1. Jolene, try it! It's really nice. Reduce the wolfberries if u don't want it too sweet :)

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  3. Wolfberries add a lovely splash of colour. They're supposed to be super healthy too.

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    1. Yum List, indeed! Love all the colours :)

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  4. Looks like a dessert to me! Adding wolfberries is definitely a good choice! :)

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    1. Reana, hahaha! I deliberately made it this way :)

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  5. Wow...this is a deluxe style steamed eggs! Love the wolf berries in there. Need to steam some eggs soon :)

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    1. Biren, glad this dish has managed to capture your attention! Hahaha!

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  6. Its looks like cake initially but never thought it is a healthy food. I love steamed eggs too but most of the time I added meat; either chicken or pork. Next time I tell my mom to add this Wolfberries. =D

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    1. DD, hahaha! That's the whole idea, playing tricks on your eyes :)

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  7. I'll call this "Jewels Eggs". :D Adding wolfberries into this is really unique. And this is going to help my eyesight, i'm really in need of it for i can't stop popping over here to look for goodies. Haha!

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    1. DS, yap! I've also made Jewelled Pork once & it's really yummy! Hahaha! I love your sense of humor :)

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  8. looks yummy..i haven't tasted or found this kind of food before...unique!

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    1. Aemy, u must try this someday! I'm sure u'll like it :)

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  9. Lately I have been learning a lot about variety of berries but I have not seen wolfe berries here. this silky smooth egg looks delightful with berries in it and adding water is such a great thing to know.

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    1. Balvinder, this is how we Chinese steam our eggs. Adding wolfberries not only add colours but increase nutritional values :)

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  10. I always ended up making rubbery/hard steamed eggs... i never get it right. So i gave up and just fry em up. :(

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    1. Cleffairy, like I've said.... don't give up! Hope those tips we spoke about helps. Do send me your food pix credit to this link if u succeed & I'll showcase your pix at my FanPage & add into the food slide above :)

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  11. Hahahahah... if I succeed, I'll send u the pic. The last time i show off my fail project, everyone knows that I'm only capable of burning a roast chicken. LOL!

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    1. Cleffairy, hahaha! U're so adorable! Feel free to buzz me should u need help :)

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  12. i like this! its simple and fast!

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  13. How gorgeous! I'm always looking for new ways to eat the great egg..thank you for sharing this recipe =D

    XOXO
    Have a great 4th!
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    1. Squishy Monster, what an interesting name u've got there! Thks for visiting & great having u here! Will chk u out soon!

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  14. I love when you cook! So many great tips...I've never strained my eggs, but I will now. And I love using the egg shell for measuring. What a beautiful egg dish~

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    1. Lizzy, u're so sweet! Straining is an impt part if u want a nice & smooth texture :)

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  15. arhh! gonna make this dish one day! :D

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    1. Xue Ren, I'm sure u'll soon fall in love with it!

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  16. Lovely! By straining you really get nice silky texture. Beautiful steamed egg!

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    1. Nami, thks dear! I'm sure u're an expert at doing this :)

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  17. love the texture beneath the smooth egg :) so much of goodness in there

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  18. at first I thought what is wolfberry hahaha, "Ang Zhoo" (hokkien) looks good with the steam egg :D

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    1. Edmend, wrong buddy! It's 枸杞子! Mmmmm...... will Ang Zhoo taste good with steamed egg?? That's another idea.....

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  19. Thanks SIS!! My mom had a hard time to prepare this while yours were perfect!! Gonna print this and send to mum.. ^_^.v..

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    1. Aki, thks for the kind words! Do try it out & let me know :)

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  20. This is new to me, Eggs are so unique that they can be done in 100 different ways. There was a commercial when I was growing up that said Sunday ho ya Monday RoJ Khau Ande...(Translated to, Sunday or Monday, does not matter, just eat your eggs everyday).
    I love eggs.
    Love Ash.

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    1. Ash, I totally agree, eggs are so versatile! Thks for sharing with us your little story :) I love eggs too!

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