Whenever I wake up in Japan, all I can think of is the delicious food I’m about to have for breakfast. and for lunch. and for dinner. and for supper. and this won't ever stop lol.
Just so happens that it just happened to me last week. Surprise people! I went AWOL to Japan lol.
Anyway, as usual, the food was great, the atmosphere was awesome (hate the torrential rain though, they’re nasty), and I got a lot of things I loved. What do I loved? You know, anime stuff, and…FOOD. Just look at THESE
|Evangelion Sachiel Bun! - USJ Osaka|
|The filling of the above bun; PIZZA!|
|Takeaway bento from Shin-Osaka station and Starbucks Sakura Latte|
|The most famous Takoyaki at Dotombori - Osaka|
|Grilled Mackarel, Icefish tempura, pickles - Tokyo|
|Sweet potato, Tamagoyaki, Radish Salad, Kelp Salad - Tokyo|
|Hijiki Rice with Natto and Tororo - Tokyo|
|Anko Cat Taiyaki - Tokyo|
|The BEST Menchi Katsu ever! - Tokyo|
|Yakitori - Tokyo|
|Harajuku Crepes! - Tokyop|
|Japanese parfait - Tokyo|
|Breakfast - Osaka|
|Breakfast - Tokyo|
|Breakfast (again) - Tokyo|
|COFFEE JELLY OMG - Tokyo|
|Breakfast (AGAIN) - Tokyo|
|Tempura Udon - Tokyo|
|Black Sesame Seed Ice Cream - Tokyo|
|Dango! - Tokyo|
|Turkey Legs! - Tokyo|
|Grilled Crab Legs - Kyoto|
|Spicy Chicken Katsu Kare! - Tokyo|
|Hot Soba with Chikuwa Tempura - Tokyo|
|FRESHEST STRAWBERRY I EVER ATE - Tokyo|
|Hot Soba with Extra Rice and Fried ..(i forgot what it was) - Tokyo|
|Kitsune Soba! - Tokyo|
|Takeaway bento, 9 flavors - Osaka|
|Chicken Katsu Kare - Tokyo|
|Beef Bowl with Extra Onsen Eggs - Tokyo|
|Salty Vanila Ice Cream - Tokyo|
|Breakfast (AGAAINN) - Tokyo|
|Grilled Mochi - Kyoto|
I was lucky to savor a lot of great food Japanese has to offer. Just so happens that a lot of that food was during breakfast time. You see, I was staying at Akihabara Washington Hotel, and they have an awesome array of Japanese food for breakfast. If you’re more of a continental breakfast kinda fella, you’re in for a bad time.
Back to the topic, so the hotel had all these eggs. They have regular, omelette, and, my favorite, soft boiled onsen style. Onsen is term used by the Japanese to refer to the Hot Springs. The water at an Onsen has always been a steady 60-70 degrees centigrade or so. Some genius came up with an idea to cook eggs with the Onsen water, and guess what? Culinary awesomeness was born.
Onsen Tamago (Tamago is Japanese for eggs, if you don’t know that already) is characterized by its silky whites and soft yolk. This is perfect for people who want to poach eggs without the hustle!
· 2 Eggs. Keep them refrigerated.
· Water. Enough to keep the eggs submerged. and an extra 200 ml of Room Temperature Water
· Ice. To be used later after cooking
Ready? Here We Go!
Step 1 – Fill a large pot with water, and set it to boil over the stove.
Step 2 – Once the water boils, take it off the heat, and add 200 ml of Room Temperature water, and put the Eggs in. Set the timer for 12 minutes PRECISELY. Cover, and let sit.
Step 3 – After 12 minutes had passed, transfer the eggs into ice water to cool for another 3 minutes.
Step 4 – SERVE!!
If THAT ain’t easy, then I don’t know what is! This is seriously one of the easiest egg recipe around! I love to enjoy this over a bowl of steaming hot rice, give it a dash of soy sauce, sprinkle some green onion, and BOOM. Orgasmic taste.
Ever wonder how the egg texture is like? Savor this
Give this a go, and let me know how it turns out!