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Soft boiled Ramen eggs served on a bed of sushi rice.

Soy Marinated Ramen Egg

An easy way to make eggs taste twice as awesome! 

Course side
Cuisine Japanese Influence
Keyword ramen egg recipe, soy marinated egg, soy sauce egg
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marination 1 day
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 eggs
Calories 63 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3/4 cup of mirin
  • 3/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 3 dried chillies split in half
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature


  1. Put the water, mirin, soy sauce, chilli and honey on a pot or pan, then bring to a boil. As soon as the marinade starts boiling, turn the heat off and set aside.
  2. Get a big bowl of water and fill it with at least 2 big handfuls of ice. 

  3. Put plenty of water in a pot, bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to gently simmer the water. Slowly submerge the eggs into the simmering water using a large spoon. As soon as you put your eggs in the water, start timing. a soft boiled egg will take about 5 minutes, medium boiled eggs will take about 6½ minutes and hard-boiled eggs will take about 8½ minutes. 

  4. For the first few minutes of simmering, gently stir the eggs in the pot about 2-3 times. This will help the yolk stay in the middle of the white. 

  5. Transfer the eggs to your ice bath, leave for a minute or 2, then crack and peel them. Crack the eggs all over before you start peeling them. And use the water in the ice bath to rise the eggs as you peel, it'll make the process much easier.
  6. Once the soy marinade has cooled down (you can put it in the fridge covered to speed up the process), put both your eggs, and your marinade in a ziplock/ sandwich bag, making sure the eggs are fully coated, and that the air is expelled out of the bag/s before you close them.

  7. Leave the eggs to marinate in the fridge overnight. Then, serve them with any dish you want. Fried rice, noodles, your broth etc.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

- Bring the eggs to room temperature before boiling them.

- You can quickly bring the eggs to room temperature by leaving them in lukewarm water for 10 minutes.

- Make sure you shock the eggs in ice cold water to stop them from cooking too much.

- Gently stir the eggs around for the first 1-2 minutes while boiling them to make sure the yolk stays in the middle of the white.

- When you peel your eggs, crack it all over before peeling it, use the ice cold water to rinse the eggs and try to peel off that thin bit of membrane as you peel.

- Make sure the marinade has completely cooled down before you start marinating the eggs.

- Use a sandwich bag to store your eggs and marinade. 

Nutrition Facts
Soy Marinated Ramen Egg
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.4g7%
Saturated Fat 1.4g9%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 0.3g0%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 5.5g11%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.