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Two halves of Korean marinated egg over a bowl of white rice.

Korean Marinated Eggs

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 14 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Rest Time 6 hours
Servings 4 eggs
Calories 133kcal


  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 stalk green onion chopped
  • 1 red chili chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 medium onion diced
  • drizzle sesame oil optional


  • 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.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 1482mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg