Herbal Eggs

Lee Thayer


An excellent alternative to just plain hard boiled eggs. These turned out perfect, the family loved these. This recipe already assumes you have hard boiled eggs ready.


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10 eggs
10 Min
1 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 qt
  • 1 pkg
    bah kut teh herbal seasoning
  • 10
    fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 2
    whole star anise
  • 4
    cloves, or 1/8 teaspoon ground
  • 1 stick
    cinnamon, 2 inches
  • 1 1/2
    inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1
    head of garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seeds or 1 teaspoon ground
  • 1 tsp
    fennel seeds
  • 10
    hard boiled eggs
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown or cane sugar

How to Make Herbal Eggs


  1. Most everything ready, mushrooms were in the fridge.
  2. In a large pot, add the first 10 ingredients, bring to a boil. reduce heat to a low boil and boil for 30 minutes.
  3. Once you have the pot boiling, add the eggs to a mixing bowl and add the dark soy sauce, mix the eggs around to coat them and stain them evenly. Mix the eggs occasionally and set them aside while the pot is boiling.
  4. When 30 minutes have passed, add the brown sugar, light soy sauce, and the eggs along with the dark soy sauce from the mixing bowl. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Remove eggs and drain, allow to cool, then place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  6. Enjoy as a snack or with a meal for lunch or dinner.

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About Herbal Eggs

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Keto

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