Updated: April 17, 2018
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Chawanmushi (Savory Steamed Egg Custard) <Easy Recipe>

Chawanmushi is a Japanese dish commonly served as a side for sushi, soba, and other types of Japanese cuisines. It is made from eggs, dashi, and other ingredients which are mixed and steamed in a small cup. Here is how to make the perfect smooth chawanmushi at home!

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What is chawanmushi

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Chawanmushi (茶碗蒸し) is a typical Japanese side dish for most meals. It literally means "Tea bowl (chawan) steam (mushi)", as the mixture of the ingredients is poured and steamed in a small bowl or cup for drinking hot tea. It consists of savory egg custard and fillings such as shrimp, mushrooms, ginnan (ginkgo nuts), leaf vegetables, kamaboko (fish cake), etc.
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It is light yet rich in flavor. Also, what is special about this dish is the texture, it is soft, smooth, and silky. You can enjoy the texture of various kinds of fillings too. It is often served as an appetizer or as a side dish for Japanese meals.

How to make

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Ingredients <3-4 servings>

-2 Eggs
-40ml Dashi stock
-360ml Water
-Your choices of fillings (shrimp, mushroom, ginkgo nuts, leafy vegetables, chicken, etc)

-3~4 small heat-resistant cups or bowls

You might find dashi stock (Japanese cooking stock made from seafood) at an Asian market or online.

Directions

1. Beat the eggs well in a bowl and add the water, dashi stock, and soy sauce.
2. Put the fillings prepared and cut into small portions in the cups.
3. Strain the mixture into the cups.
4. Cover the cups with the lid or aluminum foil.
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5. Boil water in a pot (5cm from the bottom) and set the cups in it.
6. Cover the pot, and cook for a minute on the high heat and then 15~20 minutes on the low heat.
7. Check if they are cooked using a toothpick. They are supposed to be not liquid but very soft.
8. Top with shrimp, leafy vegetable, or whatever you may fancy.

Lastly...

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Chawanmushi is commonly eaten in Japanese cuisine. It can be cooked easily with simple ingredients at home too. You should try this recipe and try serving it as a side when you have a Japanese-style meal!
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