Steamed Egg

with Prawns

Based on 3 ratings













Known as ‘steamed water egg’ in Hong Kong, this classic Chinese dish with prawns and black fungus is a soft, silky comfort food.

Let's start cooking!

Cracked eggs in mixing bowl

Step 1 - Mix egg

  • In a bowl, beat together all the eggs and extra egg whites from the 3 separated egg yolks.
  • Set aside.
    Whisking the egg will result in a lovely, airy texture for your steamed egg.
Whisked eggs mixture mixed with prawn mixture

Step 2 - Mix egg batter

  • In a large bowl, add in fungus, bean thread noodles, shallots, coriander, prawns and half the goji berries and mix well.
  • Then slowly fold in the eggs into prawn mixture with a spatula.
  • Add in ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp white pepper, 1 Tbsp vegetable oil and 1 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbsp water.
  • Mix well.
You can tell if your eggs are fresh by placing them in a bucket of water. If they sink, they’re fresh, but if they tilt, they’re not great. Once they start floating, it’s time to discard the eggs.
Steamed eggs with prawns in heatproof dish

Step 3 - Steamed eggs

  • Pour into a heatproof dish and carefully place the 3 yolks and 3 prawns on top of the eggs. Then sprinkle remaining goji berries.
  • Steamed for 30 minutes.

Garnish and serve!

Steamed egg with prawns on serving plate

Remove egg from steamer. Spoon out the spring onion oil over the steamed eggs. Garnish with red chili, 1 tsp chopped peanuts and spring onions.

Enjoyed our recipe?

Tap on the number of stars