These Soy Sauce Eggs are hard boiled eggs soaked in a delicious Asian marinade, transforming them into the perfect low carb snack. Or served over ramen or rice for a quick, filling meal.
Soy Sauce Eggs Recipe
My post today almost consisted of this: “Eggs are amazing. The end.” But I figured you all need more than that. HA.
Seriously, though. Eggs are just the perfect food. They’re so versatile, transforming a gazillion simple dishes into something incredible. These soy sauce eggs are a perfect example of yet another way to take the most basic ingredient and elevate it to 11.
For this recipe, hard boiled eggs soak in a simple but flavor-packed Asian marinade. All you need are a few ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, then wait overnight. The next day, you will have the best snack!
These soy sauce eggs require just 6 ingredients, plus water.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Hard boiled eggs – Make sure they’re peeled. Check out our guide to perfect hard boiled eggs.
- Soy sauce – I typically use low sodium, but dark soy sauce is wonderful for this recipe, giving them an even deeper flavor.
- Rice vinegar – For a tangy component.
- Chili garlic sauce – This provides a nice garlic flavor and a bit of heat.
- Sugar – Just a little to balance out the vinegar.
- Scallions – For a subtle peppery onion flavor.
How to Make Soy Sauce Eggs
These seasoned hard cooked eggs are so easy to make in just a couple steps.
(Scroll down to the printable recipe card for details and measurements, and don’t miss the video below.)
- Make hard boiled eggs, then peel them.
- Combine ingredients for the marinade in a jar or container.
- Submerge the eggs in the liquid and allow them to soak for a few hours or overnight.
- Can I vary the ingredients in the marinade? Absolutely! This marinade is very versatile to suite your tastes. You can add mirin, ginger, garlic, red onion, or jalapeños. The possibilities are endless.
- Does it matter how long I marinate them for? Marinating for 2 hours will give you a nice subtle salty soy sauce flavor, while soaking overnight will make the color deeper and flavor stronger.
- Can I use the marinade again for another batch? You can use the marinade one more time, BUT the flavors will not be as strong, so this is not my preference.
Video: Soy Sauce Eggs
Soy Sauce Eggs are absolutely delicious all on their own as a quick snack or energy boost. We like to garnish them with freshly cracked pepper, sesame oil, and pickled red onions. They’re also fantastic over ramen, rice, or a salad for a quick, filling meal.
How to Store Pickled Eggs
Marinated eggs should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last up to 2 weeks, but I personally don’t recommend marinating for more than 36 hours because I think the eggs get rubbery.
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Soy Sauce Eggs
- 6 tablespoons hot water
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 3/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
- 2 scallions , diced
- 6 large hard boiled eggs , peeled
- Sea salt , for serving
- Black pepper , for serving
- Diced scallions , for serving
- In a quart-sized jar or container (with a lid), whisk together the water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved, then stir in the vinegar, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and scallions.
- Place the eggs in the soy sauce mixture, making sure they’re all submerged.
- Seal with the lid and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2, and up to 24 hours.
- Remove the eggs from the liquid and serve as desired. We love them sliced in half with a bit of fresh cracked pepper, sesame oil, pickled red onion, and diced scallions. They're also fantastic over ramen, rice, or a salad for a quick, filling meal.NOTE: See notes below for variations and using the marinade more than once.