Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Making Chawanmushi

I got this simple recipe from shojikiya and tried. It was a success on a first trial. Sheryl Hen, this is for you… This recipe will make 3 cups.

2 eggs
3 piece filament crabstick
3 prawns
3 pieces chicken fillets
40ml shiro dashi (Usually I put lesser than the recommended amount or you can make your make own stock as flavoring)
250ml water
3 chawanmushi cup

Note: you can change or add the ingredients (filament crabstick, prawns, and chicken fillets) with seafood, enoki mushrooms, fishcake etc


1. Beat the eggs in a bowl lightly. Usually I will stir lightly rather than beat to avoid making bubbles. Add water and shiro dashi (or own DIY stock)

2. Put all the other ingredients into each cup. Strain the egg mixture into the cup. Do no fill to the brim.

3. Cover the cups with lids, transparent food wrap or aluminum foil.

4. Boil water in a steamer and turn the heat down to medium.

5. Place the chawanmushi in the steamer and steam about 8-10 minutes at medium heat. Avoid high heat for long time as it will become spongy

6. Insert a toothpick or fork and when it comes out clean, it is ready.

7. Remove the chawanmushi from the steamer and serve immediately.

Happy trying….


mommy to chumsy said...

thanks...will try this out soon :)

Family First said...

Seems easy wor. Shd try it someday. Im not really into cooking but I love baking. Got to your blog thru Rachel/Philip :-)