Mayak Eggs. It’s been blowing up in Korean social media. So we had to give it a shot as well. Now, mayak actually means drugs in Korean. I don’t know who’s naming recipes, but the description is very blunt. (Excuse the pun!) The point is that these eggs are very addictive.
And yes, they tasted really good. I liked them even more than our previous soy sauce eggs recipe. The soy sauce in this recipe was stacked with flavor. First, there is the saltiness but it wan’t overpowering – the 1:1 ratio of soy sauce to water was just right. Then, there is a hint of sweetness from the sugar and an aromatic kick from the minced garlic. Finally a roasted nutty flavor form the drizzle of sesame oil. It’s this layered flavor which was so addicting. Like mayak!
Overall, I really enjoyed this dish! And already dunked a second batch of eggs into the leftover soy sauce. 🙂
[Note: If you will make a second round, sterilize the soy sauce first: Bring the leftover soy sauce up to a boil and let it gently simmer for 1-2 minutes. Then let it completely cool down. Then add in more boiled eggs.]
Neighbors, if you haven’t cooked with us yet, consider this easy (peasy) recipe. It’s perfect for mornings when you gotta move quick but still want a hot, filling breakfast!
Mayak Eggs - Addictive Eggs!
Yield 2-3 people
Makes these delicious eggs in under 10 minutes!
- Eggs - 8 (or you can use more)
- Spring onion - 1 stalk (size of your forearm)
- Cheongyang chili pepper - 1 whole (or use 1/2 a Jalapeno)
Soy Sauce Mixture
- Soy sauce - 1 cup
- Water - 1 cup
- Sugar - 1/2 cup
- Minced garlic - 1 Tablespoon
- Sesame seeds - 2 Tablespoons
- Cooked rice - 1 cup
- Sesame oil - drizzle (don't forget!)
- Soft-boil or hard-boil your eggs. (Reference video for details). Peel eggs and set them aside.
- Chop spring onion and chili pepper into very thin slices.
- Take out a plastic container. Mix 1C soy sauce, 1C water, 1/2C sugar, 1T minced garlic and 2T sesame seeds.
- Then throw-in in chopped spring onions and chili peppers into the mix.
- Place your boiled eggs into the soy sauce.
- Then place plastic container in refrigerator. Let it sit there for 6 hours (or overnight).
- To serve: Place a bed of cooked white rice on a bowl. Scoop out one egg. Then get some of the flavored soy sauce over the egg and rice as well. Finally, top it off with a slight drizzle of sesame oil.
- Bon Appetit!
- If you can't do spicy, don't add in the peppers.
- You can substitute 1 stalk of spring onion with 3-4 stalks of green onions.
- Make sure to add a dab of sesame oil over the egg and rice before eating!
- You can reuse the leftover soy sauce: Bring it up to boil and then let it cool down. Then add more hard-boiled eggs in.
- See video below for more details