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Soy-Marinated Eggs (Mayak Eggs)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: best soy marinade egg recipe, easy soy marinade eggs recipe, korean soy marinate eggs recipe, mayak egg recipe, soy marinade eggs
Servings: 6


  • 6 large eggs preferably organic room temp. at least 1 hour
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds optional

Marinate Sauce

  • ½ cup soy-sauce
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup green onions chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 medium shallot minced
  • 2-4 Thai peppers chopped



  • Fill pot half way with water and add 1 tsp vinegar. Bring to a boil.
  • Slowly add eggs into the pot (make sure the eggs fully submerge). Cook for 6 minutes ~soft boiled and 10 minutes ~hard boiled. Highly recommended: set a clock/timer.
  • Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice-water. Let eggs chill for 10 minutes.
  • Gently crack, peel and rinse the eggs.


  • Add sugar and warm water to a food container. Mix until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Add the rest of the marinade ingredients to the container and mix well.
  • Gently place the boiled eggs in the marinade and cover with a lid.
  • Refrigerate at least 4 hours but preferably 8 hours. Rotate the eggs after 2-3 hours (to marinate the other side).
  • Optional: When ready to serve, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on to the eggs.

Serve with rice, noodles or toast.