Korean marinated eggs, or Mayak Gyeran, is an addictive side dish made of soft boiled eggs marinated in a delicious soy-based sauce, spruced up with chilies, green onions, onions, and sesame seeds. The marinade is sweet, savory, and insanely flavorful.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Keyword eggs, korean, marinated
Prep Time 14minutes
Cook Time 6minutes
Rest Time 6hours
1/4cuplow-sodium soy sauce
1tbspdark soy sauce
In a medium sauce pan, boil enough water to cover 4 eggs. Boil the room temperature eggs for 6 minutes for soft boiled eggs.
Immediately transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice cold water and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
In the mean time, prepare your marinade. Put all low-sodium soy sauce, dark soy sauce, water, vinegar, salt, honey, sesame seeds, garlic, onion, green onions and red chili in an air-tight container.
Once cooled down, gently peel your eggs and put in the marinate. Tightly cover with saran wrap, and cover. Let marinate for at least 6 hours, or overnight, in the fridge.
Once ready to enjoy, cut in half and put extra marinade on top. Drizzle with sesame oil, optional.