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
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 slice
    sandwich bread (crusts trimmed if desired)
  • 2
    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


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