Recipe: Hot Springs Eggs (Hanjuku Onsen Tamago) 溏心蛋

Today's Recipe: 

Hot Springs Eggs (Hanjuku Onsen Tamago) 溏心蛋
Onsen Tamago is a traditional Japanese soft-boiled egg. The egg white is soft and slightly milky and the egg yolk is creamy. Perfect for pairing with Japanese Ramen!

Number of Servings: 4-5eggs


The Super traditional way to cook by Hotspring water:

What to prepare?
1. Prepare to go to Sembawang Hotspring
2. 4-5 eggs
3. A Pot / Pail.
4. Hotspring Water to cover eggs entirely.
(Play Safe, more is better)

Directions:
1. Go to Sembawang Hotspring
2. Pour in Hotspring water into Pot / Pail.
3. Add the Eggs into the water and cover it up for 45mins.
(If you want it slightly softer, just like soft-boiled eggs, just wait for 30mins will do)
4. Serve hot and peel the egg skin quick & gentle so it won't be overcooked on the inside.

The traditional way to cook by Stove:

What to prepare?
1. 4-5 chilled eggs
2. A Pot
3. Boiled Water to cover eggs entirely.
4. A tub of Ice & cold water to cover eggs entirely.

Directions:
1. Bring Pot of water to boil.
2. Wash Chilled Eggs.
3. Stop the heat at boiling point and add the chilled eggs to the boiling water.
4. Cover it up and wait for 15mins. (If you want it slightly softer, just like soft-boiled eggs, just wait for 10mins will do)
5. Soak in the ice cold water for 5mins and you can serve.

The future way to cook by Thermomix:

What to prepare?
1. 4-5 chilled eggs
2. Thermomix + Mixing Bowl + Spatula + Simmering Basket + Measuring Cup
3. Water to touch eggs in Simmering Basket but not covering the eggs. (Using the Steaming method)
4. A tub of Ice & cold water to cover eggs entirely.

Directions:
1. Place Simmering basket, wash chilled eggs and place it in the basket.
2. Cover the lid and Measuring cup.
3. Turn time to 10mins, Temperature at 100 degrees, and Speed to 0.5 (If you want it slightly softer, just like soft-boiled eggs, just wait for 8-9mins will do)
4. Once it's ready,  Soak in the ice cold water for 5mins and you can serve.

A Great way to save is to cook at home!

After you've done your onsen eggs, please gently peel the eggs and it's optional to soak it in Light soy sauce in a container / Ziploc bag overnight to get additional flavours. 

Eat-Out cost: $1-4 per egg
Cook-at-home cost: $0.15-$0.25 per egg

Time spent;
Hotspring cooking style: min. 30mins, max 45mins
Stove cooking style: min. 10mins, max 15mins
Thermomix cooking style: min. 8mins, max 10mins

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