Chawanmushi 茶碗蒸 (Steamed Egg Custard)

Chawanmushi (茶碗蒸,Chawanmushi, literally "tea cup steam" or "steamed in a tea bowl") is an egg custard dish found in Japan (refer wiki). Unlike many other custards, it is usually eaten as an appetizer. The custard consists of an egg mixture flavored with soy sauce, dashi, and mirin, with numerous ingredients such as sliced chicken breast, shitake mushrooms and prawns placed into a tea-cup-like container.

Printable recipe
Here is the recipe

Prepare Dashi Stock
3/4 tsp Hondashi granules
2 1/2 cups Water
3/4 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Kikkomann soy sauce
1 tbsp Mirin

Bring the above ingredients to boil and leave to cool.

4 Prawns, shelled & cleaned, season with little salt and pepper.
4 Large Eggs


This is the different packing of Hondashi,
available at Takashimaya, Cold Storage, NTUC Finest Outlet