Today, I will show you how to make the Korean steamed egg side dish called GyeRan Jjim. It is a very simple and common Korean side dish. If you just want to make something quick for your meal, try this one. Thank you for your love and pray. I am almost in the 16th week of my pregnancy now, and my appetite came back. See you again soon.
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- GyeRan (계란) = Egg
- Jjim (찜) = A type of cooking: steaming or boiling something in a small amount of water.
- 2 Eggs
- ⅔ Cup Water
- 2 (1×2 Inch) Pieces Kelp
- ½-⅔ Tbsp Fish Sauce (Or Some Salt Water)
- 1 Tbsp Green Onion
- ½ Tbsp Carrot
- 1 Pinch Red Pepper Powder (Optional)
Pour ⅔ cup of water into a small sized pan, or into a clay pot for traditional cooking. Then, add ½ to ⅔ Tbsp of fish sauce (depending on your tastes).
Add 2 pieces of kelp. Boil them on high.
Meanwhile, beat 2 eggs.
Add 1 Tbsp of finely chopped green onions and ½ Tbsp of finely chopped carrots into the egg mixture. Depending on your taste, you can also use garlic chives or hot peppers instead of the green onions.
Mix everything together.
Once the broth starts to boil, boil it for 5 more minutes
Remove the kelp.
Add the egg mixture into the boiling broth and wait until it starts to boil again. Once it starts boiling again, stir gently with your spoon.
When the egg is almost cooked, optionally sprinkle one pinch of red pepper powder on it. Keep the temperature on high.
Oh! It looks colorful and delicious. If you used a clay pot, you can just serve your eggs in the hot clay pot so they stay hot while you are eating your meal. Serve this with rice and other side dishes. Since it has some broth too, you might not need soup for your meal.
Hello, Aeri. Thank you for posting this blog. I stumbled onto it today and found it very informative. I will definitely try your egg soup recipe.
Looking forward to trying more of your other recipes later.
Nice to meet you ~~~ Hope you will enjoy this recipe.. come back ~~ 🙂 hehe.. thanks ~~
yes we’re still visiting your blog aeri! glad to see you posting again!
haha.. good to see you again too. I want to see more of your Korean food picture. 😉 Have a great week, james~~~
John L says
Welcome back. Glad to hear all is going well with you and see you are able to post again. Best wishes to you and your family.
Hi, John L
Thank you for your welcoming. hehe
Yes.. in June I will post more recipe than May. 😉 Oops..I only posted 1 recipe in May. @.@ Have a great week~~
glade to see u again
I hope you feel better:)
Yep..I feel better. Have a great week~~
grrrreat to see you back! i’ve that claypot too ^^. will use that to make boiled egg tomorrow. my girl will luv it, i’m sure!! will tell you the result. oh, glad to hear that your appetite is back!!! time to see more of you,heh?!
Hi, my friend layping 🙂
Yep~~ I’m back ~~~ Oh.. you have that claypot..great !!! I hope your little princess will love it. 😉 thanks !! see you soon again~~~
successed!!! she loved it. ^see, i told ya!!
haha… great !!! It’s because you are a good cook. 😉 thanks !!!
^and also a grrrrrrrrreat teacher!!!
haha… I hope so~~~~ 😉
Don’t worry, you have loyal readers =).
I have never made eggs in a claypot before, but that dish looks really apetizing. I like the color pallet, but I am sure it taste as good as it looks.
Good to hear that you have your apetite back and feeling more energized;).
Haha.. then I love my loyal readers including Poeh. 😉 hehe.. Thanks for your message.. if you have chance.. try this recipe someday. 🙂
yehey! aeri is back… nice to hear from you again… was really looking forward for your return… thanks for the new recipe… i know this will turn out very good…
hehe.. yes I’m back.. thank you !!! I will post more soon. :)Have a great week..
This looks so good on a cold night. Wilmington NC might see some thundersotrms so this will be so good and simple. How’s the baby?! Boy or girl?!
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hehe… yep.. oh.. a cold night..sounds definitely good..:)
Our baby is good.. we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl yet. Can’t wait to find out…thanks !!!
hi aeri 🙂
i’ve had this before ~ it’s really good! happy to hear you are getting your appetite back! are you craving anything yet? 😉 when is your due date? october? oh well – i better get back to work jkjk 🙂 tell baby i said hi! 😉 i have a feeling your gonna have a boy.
Yep..it’s much better to feel hungry than don’t want to eat anything..hehe I don’t have special food I’m craving yet. My due date is November, 17th.. hehe Baby said hi to you too.
p.s haha.. do you think it will be a boy??? let’s see… july 1st.. we will know it. 😉
I’m making this tonight for my girl. She’s Korean and I bet she will be surprised.
Oh… your girl is Korean ??? Good to hear that !!! I hope she liked it. Thanks for comment !!! Hope to see you again..
OH! GaeRamJjium! It’s a simple dish yet its favorite to many Koreans. wow… I’m hungry now 😉
haha.. EXACTLY !!! oops..I’m hungry now too. hehe thanks !!! 🙂
Hi Aeri. I made this dish tonight and although everyone enjoyed it, I think I may have overcooked it as there was no soup? I will try it again another time and hopefully there will be some soup left over. Thanks for the recipe.
It’s okay if you didn’t get much soup.. if you want.. maybe next time you can add a little more water.. 😉 I think..it can be because of the temperature.. or time for cooking.. anyway.. good to hear that everyone enjoyed it. thanks !!!
WOW! I am so late! First of all, unni i missed you!!! T____T I just found a chance to go online, i like this dish!! Easy and yummy! I am glad you are back and gain appetite!! I love you and hope to hear from you more soon! MUAkxx!! Have a nice weekend! See yaz!
Hey~~~ long time no see ~~~
How’s your school going… soon you will get summer vacation? I really hope that everything is fine over there. Of course I missed you too. Take care ~~~
hello Aeri” this is my first time to visit your blog…..and i find it interesting! because im not a korean, I’am finding ways how to learn and cook korean food, and i just found your blog” maybe im gonna stick around a few longer and i think im gonna visit your site more often”! thanks keep it up.
Nice to meet you !!! 🙂
hehe… yes try some of Korean food someday.. I hope to see you more often here. Have a great week ~~~ 😉
fior fernandez says
I love you !!!!!!!!!!!!! so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are the best teacher of korean food ^^
Hi, I’m Fior from Dominican Republic and my husband is korean, i love the korean food, i cook all you recipes…is amazing…he love JjamBbong, all sidedish, bulgoggi, all you recipes…
Just i need a favor , i want more recipes with rice cakes and jobakjuk porridge, rice drink recicpe (I know is too much , ^^ )
thanks for all and good job!!!!!!!!!!
Hi, fior fernandez
Nice to meet you !!!
wow.. your husband is Korean… great !!! so you are an international couple like us..hehe.. so you are living in Korea ??? I will add your request in the list. I wish your happy life with your husband. Thanks.. please come back !!!
Richard Ling says
I try this wonderful food is so gooood!!!! ^_^ I wish you post more good food recipe, like the duckbokgi! and the tang soo yook! I from Vietnam, and my deep fried eggrolls no compare to your wonderful recipe! Please submit more!
Hi, Richard Ling
Nice to meet you!!! I have a Korean friend who works as a babysitter for vietnam boy. Thanks to that, I had chances to try some authentic homemade Vietnam food. I liked your little thin eggrolls (I don’t know if you call it eggroll..).. it had finely grined shrimp..carrot.. something like that..hehe anyway..very good.. thanks ! I will try to post more recipes.
Wow, so lucky of me to come across your blog today for the first time. It is so wonderful to have a blog that teach how to prepare korean food step by step. And quite a lot is not what we know.
Thank you very much for your big heart and your sweet hubby too.
Btw, I am really a big fan of Korea. I went to Korea for honeymoon and even my kids have “Korean” names. Ha ha ha
Needless to say, I am a great fan of Korean entertainment productions.
I also cook quite a handful of korean food at home including kimchi……
I am sure to visit your blog frequently and looking forward to learn from you.
Wishing you a happy pregnancy….. the most beautiful stage of mothers. Enjoy the bonding with your baby.
Take care and eat well.
I’m so lucky to meet you too. 🙂
Very nice to meet you !!!
wow… went to honeymoon to Korea…and your kids have Korean names ?? wow.. that really explains how much you love Korea. hehe..
is there any connection to Korea to you?? I will be happy to see you more often. Thanks !!!
I tried this tonight and it tastes great! Thank you for the recipe!
ASSA !!! (happy aeri..hehe)
Thanks for trying the recipe. 🙂
Hi, FFXI Gil
^^ thank you very much for your comment !!!
I want to ask about the kelp…
Can I skip the kelp and change it??
And what kind of spice that can substitute the kelp???
I want to make this with my friend because it looks easy to make…
Both of us adore Korean culture…
Aeri Lee says
Kelp gives some good flavor to it..but you can skip it if you don’t have.. some people use shiitake mushroom for the good broth too. thanks !!!
I made this and.. it tasted really bad !! TT__TT”..
but I know it’s just me, because I’ve ate it before and it was so good.. and I thought it would be so simple..
Now I am too sad to try to make any other korean food, because this was the first one and I thought it would be the easiest..
Aeri Lee says
I’m sorry to hear that.. but don’t give up.. maybe you just didn’t like this recipe..since you liked this food before.. so try other recipes.. there are many simple recipes you can try..and hopefully you can find ones you like.. thanks
I tried this and it turned out as good as the ones in the restaurant. My kids love them.
I have tried your other recipes as well. They are good ! It even reminded my spouse of his mom’s cooking.
Thanks a lot ! Keep the recipes going ! 😀
i am finding for an egg soup prepared and served in clay pot i ordered in korean resto. the soup is beneath the fluffy egg. i dont have idea how to do it that the egg wont mix up with the broth/soup. pls guide. thanks. by the way, i like your blog.
Aeri Lee says
What you are looking for ..sounds like this recipe… my “egg jjim” recipe.. if it is.. the recipe can answer to your question.. if it’s not let me know.
I made this dish just now. The problem is, I never eat this before. I just want to try to make this dish because a Kpop idol group likes to eat this food. So, can you tell me, how is the taste actually? and, can you suggest another korean dishes that are easy to be made? 😥
Aeri Lee says
Well..I’m poor at describing flavors for food… hmm… it will taste like egg with some green onion flavor and some spiciness from hot pepper.. (not much..) the texture will be soft.. sorry for poor answer.. kimchi fried rice will be easy to make. thanks
My mom used to make this for me when I was younger, so it’s like comfort food to me (as is most Korean food!). Perfect with rice and kimchee! Thank you for the recipe. 🙂
Aeri Lee says
It is great that you have delicious memory of your mom’s food. Yes, it is so easy to make and delicious..right? hehe thanks
Hi Aeri, I love using your site to get inspiration to cook for my Korean husband and young son here in New Zealand. Do you have a PRINT friendly button I can use to print out your recipes? Now I am spending time copying and pasting to a WORD doc. as just printing straight from the regular recipe view makes the printing too large/too many pages/photos etc… Thanks again for your fantastic site! Best regards Lauren
Aeri Lee says
I’m so glad to hear that you cook Korean food with my recipes for your husband. 🙂 Oh, about print version.. we want to improve that part of our website .. just right now.. we are in very very busy situation for something… Once we are settled down, we will try to find a way for it. Please wait for us..and I’m sorry for inconvenience for your work.