Quail Eggs Cooked in Soy Sauce and Sesame

Cooking hard-boiled quail eggs in rarely mixed water, soy sauce and sugar produces lovely little tea-colored crumbs that contrast firm whites with buttery yolks.


  • 16 fresh quail eggs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of asian sesame oil


  • Boil the quail eggs and peel them.
  • Add water (1/2 cup), soy sauce and sugar and cook for about 20 minutes with shaking.
  • Remove from stove and stir in sesame oil. Ready to serve at room temperature.


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