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Steamed egg custard - Recipe by HowDaily

Steamed Egg custard

Light and fluffy eggs with delicious toppings that is not only protein-rich but also savory enough to satisfy any appetite. Customize by choosing different kind of protein filling to meet your diet.
Course Appetizer, Main dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Chawanmushi, Steam egg
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Victoria


  • 4 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp dashi broth
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Decoration & toppings options - pick one or many

  • 4 shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 Tbsp diced chicken
  • 2 shitake or other mushroom
  • 8 spinach leaves
  • 4 slices fish cake
  • 4 sticks imitation crab
  • 1 small carrot flower cut


  • Beat Mix all the eggs and seasoning. Adjust to taste if need.
  • Divide toppings used into 2 parts. Arrange half into bottom of each cup/bowl.
  • Pour in the eggs mixture.
  • Add the rest of toppings ingredients if they're light, otherwise add them when the egg are lightly set.
  • Steam eggs cup/bowl for 7-8 minutes or until done.
  • Serve warm.