Tamago Sando

Tamago Sando Recipe

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I am not going to get into a debate over MSG. The characteristic flavor ("unami") of Japanese mayonnaise comes from the addition of MSG. In addition, Japanese mayonnaise is made with egg yolk only. You can get a reasonable reproduction of Japanese mayonnaise by adding about a teaspoon of soy sauce (which also contains MSG), miso, malt vinegar, Chinese black vinegar or Worcestershire sauce to regular mayonnaise. Via Nasi Lemak.


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Yield: 2 sandwiches
10 Min
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4 slice
sandwich bread (crusts trimmed if desired)
hardboiled eggs
3 Tbsp
japanese mayonnaise (kewpie™, for ex.)
1/2-1 tsp
soy sauce or substitute (read recipe introduction)
cracked black pepper, to taste

How to Make Tamago Sando


  • 1Peel the hardboiled eggs.
  • 2Transfer eggs to a prep bowl and mash. Add the mayonnaise, (soy sauce or substitute if using) and cracked pepper. Mix well.
  • 3Spread the mixture onto two slices of bread. Top with other bread slice.
  • 4Slice sandwiches into 3 equal rectangle shapes.

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About Tamago Sando

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Japanese
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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