Japanese Gastronomy: Tamago Miso Tsuke:Miso-pickled Egg Yolk


Charles at Five Euro Food has just reminded me of an old post of mine when he wrote about his 5-hour egg!

Eggs are the one single ingredient used all over the World (except for the glacial caps maybe!), and people have come up with infinite ways of preserving them.
Tamago Miso Tsuke/卵黄味噌漬け is a popular way in Japan to preserve egg yolk in miso.
This very simple recipe could become useful for a tasty decoration!


-Raw eggs: 2
-Japanese sake: half a tablespoon
-Miso: 50 g
-Sugar: half a tablespoon



-Mix miso, Japanese sake and sugar well.


-Line two cups (narrow bottom and wide top) with gauze cloth (first clean it in cold clean water and press out all water). Pour half of the miso mix on each.


-Wash the egg and wipe it clean of water. Use it to fashion a “bed” inside the miso.


-Break the egg and separate yolk from white. Drop the egg yolk (only!) inside the miso bed. Cover with cellophane paper and leave inside the refrigeartor for 2 days.


-After the first two days take the cup out and turn the egg yolk over delicately with a spoon. Leave in the fridge for three~four more days.
It should be ready by then!
It can be safely preserved inside a tightly closed tupperware inside the fridge for up to ten days!


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

10 thoughts on “Japanese Gastronomy: Tamago Miso Tsuke:Miso-pickled Egg Yolk”

  1. Very interesting idea RG – I love seeing different things done with eggs – they’re so darn versatile, and this looks like something really novel!

    Thanks for the mention too, though I should point out that my eggs were cooked for only 5 hours… I hesitate to think what they might have looked like had they been cooked for 100! 😀


  2. Robert-Gilles, I have a very weird question. Do you happen to know if it’s possible to make something similar to taberu yaru (I think that is the name…): it’s a slightly spicy oil with fried garlic and maybe some other spices… We are addicted to it both with my husband. It’s horribly expensive here and we are able to end the whole jar (small) in one week. i was wondering if the Japanese make it sometimes at home or if it’s a purely industrial invention. I would be very grateful if you knew at least if it’s possible to make at home.
    (By the way, talking about Manga and SF, I will soon be making something I found in your old recipes. Something a bit “science fiction” for certain Europeans 😉


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