Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl

Ttukbaegi gyeranjjim 뚝배기 계란찜

Steamed egg cooked in an earthenware bowl is called ttukbaegi gyeranjjim because ttukbaegi means “earthenware bowl” in English and gyeranjjim means “steamed egg mixture.” The good thing about this dish is that you can serve it like stew or soup, it’s delicious either way. I posted my gyeranjjim recipe a few years ago but I used my microwave oven instead a stove.

Enjoy fluffy hot ttukbaegi gyeranjjim!



Eggs, chicken broth, fish sauce, green onion, sesame oil.


  1. Add 1½ cups of chicken broth to a 3 cup earthenware bowl. Boil over medium high heat.
  2. Add 3 cracked eggs and 1 egg yolk to a bowl.
  3. Add 1 ts fish sauce and 2 tbs chopped green onion to the eggs. Beat well.
  4. When the chicken broth starts boiling, lower the heat to a simmer.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the simmering broth and stir it well with a fork well for 10 seconds.
  6. Close the lid and simmer another 4-5 minutes until the egg mixture sizzles and has a texture like soft tofu.
  7. Open the lid and turn off the heat. Drizzle 2 ts sesame oil and sprinkle 1 tbs chopped green onion over top.

Serve hot as a side dish with rice.






  1. qikhoo Malaysia My profile page joined 5/16
    Posted June 17th, 2016 at 8:35 am | # |

    I’m very interested in Korean food. This my 1st time do the steam egg. Is it look great?
    Hahaha…. I think I put too many green onions….

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  2. Yolinda Australia My profile page joined 5/16
    Posted May 11th, 2016 at 6:05 am | # |

    Hello , I am really a big fan of u! I have discovered ur video a month ago then I quickly tried ur recipes and bought ur book! I have tried more than half of ur recipes and all turned out great except the steamed egg! It still has so much stock after boiling for 10mins but it was burned at the bottom. Can u help me to solve this problem cause this is my favourite dish! I put exactly what u put in. It is the fire not big enough or need to boil longer? But the bottom is burned! I have tried boiling over 15mins but is was still watery! thank u!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted June 18th, 2016 at 9:27 am | # |

      It’s amazing you already cooked half of my recipes! You must be a passionate cook!

      “But the bottom is burned!”
      Yes it sometimes happens when the heat is too hot. The only thing you can do is lower the heat and cook longer. Let it cook very slowly.

  3. rainedaywoman My profile page joined 6/15
    Posted June 3rd, 2015 at 2:58 pm | # |

    I love your videos and recipes especially this one. I make steamed eggs everyday, it is my favorite meal. I have changed the recipe slightly to suit my taste. I add a splash of soy sauce, fish sauce, and hot chili oil to the eggs when i scramble them because i like the spice. I also mix the sesame oil into the eggs to make the aroma more mild. I am not a fan of sesame oil but without it, mostmrecipiesmare missing the aroma is off, by mixing it in the eggs it gives it a subtl flavor. I also love your rolled omelet recipe which i make on occasion. I am excited to try some spocy rice cake. Our kreqn grocery ismstarting to recognize my family in there often. Asian food has always been my favorite but most places here are too americanized. I enjoy traditional foods. I am happy i found your videos because i have since realized that Korean has become my favorite out of all the asian delicacies. To find good korean resturaunt i haven drive 2 hours to findnthe coses place that serves dishes like spicy squid salad, glutenous rice, etc. Out of all i really want to try a good bowl on bim bim bap. It looks somgood, when i get the nerves I may just have to try making ot myself. Your recipes have never disappointed me. They are all wonderful.

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted June 18th, 2016 at 9:28 am | # |

      I sometimes make my steamed egg just like you. I add soy sauce and hot pepper flakes and sesame oil. You must be good at cooking!

  4. snowberry HongKong My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted February 7th, 2015 at 1:32 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi ^^
    How big is the earthenware bowl (diameter in cm) are you using for the steamed egg?

  5. reeper Malaysia My profile page joined 4/14
    Posted April 24th, 2014 at 7:42 am | # |

    Hi I had a dish similar to this but it was in soup the eggs were in pieces slightly round pieces. Do you know what it is called? or the method to make it? Is it the same dish? Just with additional soup? I had it in Seoul but we did not know what it is called.

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