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Soy Sauce Eggs (Ramen Eggs)

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Although we do always encourage readers to try our new recipes, we don’t wax lyrical about them all too often – so these soy sauce eggs are a bit of an exception.

It’s not that often that a new recipe comes along that changes the way I eat, or becomes an instant mainstay in my weekly meals.

These Japanese marinated eggs are perfect in every bite and will most probably add new excitement to your meals as well as mine. Even the pickiest eaters tend to fall in love with soy sauce eggs.

In my humble opinion, eggs are one of the greatest foods we have available. Since reading an article a few years ago about the oldest woman in the world eating at least two eggs a day, I’ve been doing the same.

Well, nearly the same. She was FAR more hardcore than I am, and ate them raw. I cook mine, but hey.

Ramen eggs ingredients - four eggs, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic clove and chili flakes | Hurry The Food Up

We spend a lot of time at HurryTheFoodUp thinking about weight, and weight manipulation in particular. In fact, we’re quite obsessed with it.

Eggs are great for weight loss, and weight gain when trying to increase muscle.

As one of the best natural protein sources (especially for vegetarians, but also for the population in general), soy sauce eggs are a very filling snack or meal.

Protein keeps us feeling full and satiated. That means we’re less likely to turn to other snacks as soon as we get a pang of hunger.

When we want to gain muscle we need two things – a surplus of calories and a certain amount of protein (dependent on various factors like height, gender, weight and so on).

So whether we want to lose or gain weight, there is always a place for egg in my food life. Hard boiled eggs are one of my all time favourite snacks.

Check out our high protein egg dishes for more ways to get protein into your diet using eggs.

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Four soy marinated eggs in a bowl, a garlic clove is in the middle | Hurry The Food Up

Why I love soy sauce eggs

Eggs are among the healthiest foods you can eat. One large egg provides 71.5 calories, 6.3 grams of high-quality protein and 4.8 grams of healthy fats like omega-3 with nearly zero carbs.

Eggs are relatively low in calories and remain one of the best foods to assist with weight management. Their protein and healthy fat balance delay the rate at which food leaves the stomach making you feel full for longer.

What’s more, eggs are a great source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, B2, B12, D, folate, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc.

Get even more egg benefits by checking out our newest recipes with eggs – healthy egg salad and avocado deviled eggs.

Eggs don’t take much time to prepare and can fit into any meal. You can eat shoyu tamago (soy sauce eggs) for lunch, dinner, or as a perfect egg-based snack and easily carry them with you anywhere.

Eating these jammy eggs can help with reducing overall energy consumption and encourage you to make healthier meal choices.

If you need more advice on how to meal prep and lose weight on a vegetarian diet, check out our free vegetarian weight loss meal plan.

Three marinated eggs in soy sauce, two egg halves near them on a plate, chopsticks are on the table | Hurry The Food Up

What to do with ramen eggs

These soy marinated eggs go by different names – ramen eggs, soy sauce eggs, ajitsuke tamago or shoyu tamago. If you’re familiar with ramen or other noodle soups, you’ve surely seen delicious jammy eggs served on top.

This ajitsuke tamago recipe is perfect not only for noodles. You can pop ramen eggs into your lunch box and enjoy them anytime.

I tend to use these soy marinated eggs as a snack between meals. They fill me up nicely, taste even better than regular hard boiled eggs, and just offer something a little different.

They can also be used in salads, as toppings for bread or toast – or even soup. Basically however you would normally eat a hard boiled egg, you can do the same with ramen eggs.

This Japanese ramen egg recipe will show you how to make soy sauce eggs full of taste and wholesomeness.

The ramen egg marinade recipe is not only very flavourful and tasty but pretty simple. It’ll take an itsy-bitsy amount of time to prepare.

Three soy sauce eggs marinated in a bowl with two egg halves on the right, chopsticks are near them on the table | Hurry The Food Up

I hope this soy sauce eggs recipe produces scrumptious results for you too! If ramen eggs stay in your meal plan for good (and they will!), don’t forget to share that with us!

Soy Sauce Eggs (Shoyu Tamago)
5 from 3 votes
More high-quality protein and flavour? Check. These flavourful soy sauce eggs with jammy yolks are beyond addictive!
Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Prep Time:10 minutes
Resting time:1 hour
Total Time:10 minutes
Author: Abril Macías



  • In a pot of boiling water, cook the eggs for 7 minutes. Immediately take off the heat into cold water. Allow to cool and peel.
    4 eggs
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, water, chili flakes and crushed garlic clove.
    1 tsp sesame oil, ⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce, 1 ½ tsp honey, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, ¼ tsp chili flakes, 1 clove garlic, 2 tbsp water
  • Marinate the peeled eggs in the soy sauce mix in the fridge for 1 hour up to 1 day. Flip the eggs around every once in a while to allow them to marinate equally from all sides.
    Four soy marinated eggs in a bowl, a garlic clove is in the middle | Hurry The Food Up
  • Cut in halves or fourths and enjoy alone or with noodles, soup, toast, salads, etc.


  • These are called Ajitsuke Tamago or Shoyu Tamago, also known as ramen eggs, jammy eggs marinated in a soy sauce broth flavored with spices and sugar.
  • There are many variations of soft boiled or hard boiled eggs cooked or marinated in soy sauce in Asian cuisine (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mauritian, and more).
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 5 stars
    Love these, thanks for sharing! A nice change to a plain boiled egg. I top with a little sriracha, delicious!

    Question-how long/many times can you reuse the marinade?

    1. Hi Amanda! I’m glad you like them, I really do too! Such a nice change from regular eggs. So far I’ve used the marinade twice, about 3 days apart. There’s not much in the sauce to go off super-quickly, so three or four days shouldn’t be an issue 🙂