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Onsen Tamago Fu and a Cookbook Giveaway

Onsen Tamago Fu and a Cookbook Giveaway


Longtime Honest Cooking contributor, Michelle Tchea, has debuted a new cookbook, Chefs Collective: Recipes, Tips and Secrets from 50 of the World’s Greatest Chefs, that showcases recipes from chefs around the world. Check out one of the recipes for Onsen Tamago Fu and enter to win a copy of the book.

Onsen Tamago Fu

Chefs Collective by Michelle Tchea is a book compiling recipes from rising and renowned chefs around the world. Highlighting chefs with Asian roots, family and background, food and travel expert, Michelle Tchea shares recipes, tips and secrets from the world’s greatest, in her fourth book.

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This recipe for Onsen Tamago Fu can be found in the book. It comes from Chef Shota Nakajima of Adana in Seattle.

Onsen Tamago Fu and a Cookbook Giveaway

Shota Nakajima
Course Side
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • Iced water as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • 400 ml 131/2 fl oz / 13/5 cups dashi
  • 4 Tbsp mirin rice wine
  • 4 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 20 g 2/3 oz potato starch, mixed with 3 1/2 Tbsp water


  • White sturgeon caviar
  • 24 k gold flakes


  • Cook eggs in a sous vide machine or a temperature-controlled machine at 62.3°C (144°F) for 1 hour.
  • Place cooked eggs in iced water to prevent eggs from overcooking.
  • Once cooled, carefully remove shell. Separate egg white from egg yolk with a brush. Cure egg yolks slightly on both sides with salt. Allow egg yolks to air-dry for 2 hours.
  • Combine dashi, mirin and soy sauce in a bowl. Add potato starch mixture and boil until a silky consistency is obtained. Allow sauce to cool before pouring over egg yolks.
  • Garnish with white sturgeon caviar and 24k gold flakes.


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