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Steamed Egg Pudding 香滑炖蛋布丁

by Angie Liew
Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe 香滑炖蛋食谱
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How To Make Steamed Egg Pudding 香滑炖蛋食谱

A Classic Chinese Dessert: Steamed Egg Pudding 炖蛋

Steamed egg pudding (香滑炖蛋) is a delicious and comfort Chinese dessert. It was my most favourite treat growing up, as my mum always made this for us everytime we yearn for a sweet dessert. She told us that the silky smooth custard will give us smooth and silky skin. We totally believed and had been addicted to this dessert ever since.

Steamed Egg Pudding 香滑炖蛋

A Popular Dessert Served in Hong Kong Restaurants

This Hong Kong style steamed egg pudding is a popular dessert served in Hong Kong restaurants too. This is truly a great homemade dessert. More so when you want to impress your family and guests during dinner parties. You won’t believe how simple and easy it is until you have actually made it.

Delicious bowl of Steamed Egg Pudding 香滑炖蛋

This Steamed Egg Pudding is Delicious, Yet Simple To Make

To make this wonderful custard pudding, just mix all the ingredients and gently steamed till set. The key lies in using fresh eggs and milk, with a medium high heat.

Then voilà, silky smooth steamed egg pudding fresh from your kitchen. Serve it hot or cold, either way it tastes great. So enjoy!

Enjoy a bowl of silky Steamed Egg Pudding 香滑炖蛋
Steamed Egg Pudding 香滑炖蛋

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Steamed Egg Pudding 香滑炖蛋布丁

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
Steamed egg pudding is a great homemade dessert. More so when you want to impress your family and guests during dinner parties. You won't believe how simple and easy it is until you have actually made it.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time32 minutes

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Servings: 3 bowls


  • 4 eggs, A size
  • 2 cup fresh milk, 500ml
  • 120 gram rock sugar
  • ½ cup water, 125ml


    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe Ingredients 香滑炖蛋食谱材料
      Prepare and measure all of the ingredients.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding - Boil rock sugar and water
      Boil rock sugar and water on low heat until the sugar dissolved, stirring occasionally.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - add in fresh milk
      Once sugar has dissolved, off the flame. Then add in the fresh milk and quickly remove from the heat. Set aside to cool.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - beat eggs
      Using a fork, beat the eggs gently but thoroughly. Do not use an electric mixer as this will create too much foams or bubbles which will prevent the surface of pudding from being smooth.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - add in milk mixture
      Add in the milk mixture.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - mix well
      Stir to mix well.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - strain to remove bubbles
      Strain the egg mixture through a sieve to remove bubbles formed through mixing.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - gently pour into bowls
      Gently pour egg mixture into steaming bowls to avoid creating any foams or bubbles. You should get 3 to 4 bowls, depending on size.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - use spoon to remove bubbles
      Use a spoon to remove any small bubbles, if any, on the surface of the egg mixture.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - cover bowls with cling wrap before steaming
      Then cover the bowls tightly with cling wrap or foil.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - Prepare Steamer
      Meanwhile prepare steamer by bringing water to a boil.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - Place in steamer
      Place the steaming bowls onto steamer.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - Cover and steam
      Cover and steam them for 12 minutes on medium high heat, or until the egg custard is set. While steaming, lift the lid up a bit and let some steam to escape. if possible every 4 minutes.
    • Steamed Egg Pudding Recipe - Done steaming
      And we're done!
    • Steamed Egg Custard, serve either hot or cold 香滑炖蛋冷热食用皆可
      Serve them either hot or cold. Enjoy!


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Be sure to strain and remove foams or bubbles on the surface of egg mixture before steaming. Otherwise, there will "holes" on the surface of the pudding.
Use medium high heat to keep enough steam inside the wok when steaming.
The ratio of egg and milk (and/or water) has to be right. Otherwise the steamed egg pudding will turn out to be too hard or too soft.
The trick to making the pudding with smooth texture is to cover the steaming bowl tightly with foil/cling wrap and then steam. Condensed water vapour on the steamer lid will drip down into the bowl. If the bowl is not covered, the water will make the surface of egg custard uneven.
Steaming time is about 8 minutes for 1 egg. Add additional 2 more minutes for each additional egg. Do not steam too long or the eggs will be overcooked and tend to be tough.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: dessert, steamed

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Michelle November 9, 2021 - 3:35 pm

Hi, thanks for the recipe.

Wanted to ask what is the weight of A sized eggs- we don’t use that size grading here.


Angie Liew November 11, 2021 - 3:28 pm

Weight is about 65g

Emily February 27, 2021 - 5:39 am

Dun dan was always such a treat when eating out – didn’t realize it was so easy to make! Thank you for the easy to follow and delicious recipe. I didn’t have rock sugar, so I subbed with white granulated sugar (same weight amount) and it was perfect.

Angie Liew March 2, 2021 - 2:05 am

Thanks for the feedback. Great to know you like the pudding:)

Susan November 1, 2020 - 10:28 am

Hi Angie,

If the texture is rough and the heat is using medium heat high, what should I need to do?

Angie Liew November 2, 2020 - 10:45 am

Can’t revert. The clue is to use low heat and if possible cover with cling wrap when steaming. Thanks

Anonymouse June 21, 2020 - 5:23 pm

Is it ok to leave it in a big bowl to steam? Thank you!

Angie Liew June 27, 2020 - 12:18 am

Yes, you can use any steaming bowl.

Sirina Law April 18, 2020 - 9:26 am

if I don’t have rock sugar, what is the measurement for white sugar substitute?

Angie Liew April 22, 2020 - 11:28 pm

Usually for each rock sugar you can substitute with 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar. Enjoy!

JARJAR April 8, 2020 - 10:30 pm

is it normal that it taste like eggs?? if

Angie Liew April 22, 2020 - 11:07 pm

Yes, this smooth and silky egg custard does have the aroma and taste of steamed egg. Only difference is its a sweet egg dessert. Enjoy!

Serene Ng March 11, 2020 - 3:54 pm

For steam egg pudding. Use 1 cup of water or 1/2 cup of water? 2 different measure of ingredient indicated.

miko March 30, 2020 - 1:34 pm

It is 1/2 cup of water, 125ml. Thanks for pointing out the typo.
Happy cooking!

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