Chinese Steamed Egg (Hibiscus Egg)

Chinese Steamed Egg (Hibiscus Egg) is a popular Chinese dish is commonly made for children, although it is also served to the elderly or ill.


Chinese Steamed Egg (Hibiscus Egg)

2 eggs

1 cup water

Pinch of salt


Crack eggs into a heatproof bowl and beat them while slowly adding water.  Add a pinch of salt

Place the bowl in a large pan and add enough water to reach the brim of the bowl. Cover the pan with a lid.

Turn heat on high and bring water to a bowl.  Boil water for 6 minutes and check to see if eggs are set.

Remove the bowl from the pan.  Garnish with soy sauce and/or green onions, if desired, and serve immediately.


1 serving, 130 calories

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6 Replies to “Chinese Steamed Egg (Hibiscus Egg)”

  1. This recipe looks tasty and healthy for my daughter. She likes to eat eggs for breakfast. So, tomorrow morning I’m going to try your steamed egg recipe. It is a simple recipe. As I will lay the table cloth and prepares other breakfast foods, It cooks by itself.

    Thank you for sharing this.



    1. It’s true that this is a very easy recipe to make while you’re busy doing other morning chores!  I hope your daughter enjoys it!

  2. I am glad I stumbled upon this blog. Every month I have decided to cook something that is from another country, as you can easily get bored of eating the same meals all the time.

    One country I will be cooking food is Chinese, as love Chinese food, the Hibiscus Egg sounds delicious and not many calories either. 

    I will come back to your site when I am ready to cook some food!

    1. I’m happy you’re here!  If you’re interested in cooking authentic Chinese food, check out Yuhong’s Country Kitchen the menu of this website!   Yuhong has a lot of great recipes she has learned from growing up in China.

  3. Hey thanks fo the recipe, I love how quick and simple it is!

    I’m not really a fan of eggs so going to give this a go maybe I’ll love them! I might as well also forward or share it to my friends, it would be a great healthy breakfast!

    I’m sure people other than children and elderly can have it right?

    1. Haha…yes, anyone can have it.  Many people who remember it fondly from their childhood think of it as comfort food.  Let me know if this recipe changes your mind about eggs!

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