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Steamed Meat with Salted Egg 咸蛋蒸肉饼

by Angie Liew
Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg

Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg

Steamed Meat With Salted Egg is a popular steamed dish in the Chinese cuisine and is available in most Chinese eateries. I really love this dish because it is so simple to prepare yet taste …  super delicious. It uses only a few ingredients and can be prepared ahead of time. Just perfect for a hassle free home cooked meal after a long day at work  as cleaning up is also a breeze. Better still, it can also be cooked together with your rice in the rice cooker if the portion is not too large.

Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg

To start, first chop some ginger, garlic and spring onions. Fry the chopped garlic till golden brown and set aside for garnishing later. Wash, clean salted eggs and separate the egg whites from the egg yolks. Then cut each egg yolk in halves. Mince some meat and mix well with the salted egg whites. Then add in chopped ginger and spring onion and mix well again. Lastly add in the seasonings, some cornflour and water. Mix well into a sticky paste. Then spread the meat patty onto a shallow steaming plate with a rim and top with the cut egg yolks. Then transfer the plate to a prepared steamer. Cover and steam using high heat for about 20 minutes, till the meat is cooked. And we are done! Remove and serve immediately with hot steamed rice or even porridge. Add on a simple plate of vegetables and that would sum up a wholesome meal.

Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg

For many of us, this home style Steamed Meat With Salted Egg is considered a comfort food, bringing back lots of childhood memories. It is just so simple to cook and oh so tasty. When savoured, you will taste the juicy tender steamed meat complimented by the sharp salty taste of the egg whites and the rich delectable egg yolks, not to mention the tasty juices on the steaming plate which is great for spooning over the rice. Truly a taste from home.

Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg

So Enjoy!

Steamed Meat With Salted Egg 咸蛋蒸肉饼

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
Steamed Meat With Salted Egg is a popular steamed dish in the Chinese cuisine. Just perfect for a hassle free home cooked meal after a long day at work, as cleaning up is also a breeze. Great for salted egg lovers too!
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Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Keyword: one dish meal, salted egg yolk, steamed
Servings: 4 people



  • 250 grams minced meat
  • 2 salted eggs, separate yolks / halved and whites
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 stalk spring onion, diced


  • 1/2 tsp chicken stock granules
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chinese cooking wine, shaoxing wine
  • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp corn flour
  • 3 tbsp water, 60 ml


  • 1 tbsp spring onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped and fried


    Preparing Ingredients:

    • Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg
      First, peel and chop some ginger.
    • Chop and fry garlic
      Chop garlic, then fry till golden brown and set aside for garnishing.
    • Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg
      Also dice some spring onion, half to mix into meat and the other half for garnishing.
    • Then mince meat and put into a bowl.
    • Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg
      Next, separate salted egg yolks from the whites. First, wash off the salted charcoal paste under running water. Then, separate whites and egg yolks of the washed salted eggs. Cut each egg yolk into halves and set aside.
    • Lastly, prepare seasonings for the minced meat.

    Preparing Steamed Meat With Salted Egg:

    • Preparing minced meat.
      Add in the salted egg whites into the minced meat and stir to mix well. Then add in the chopped ginger and half the diced spring onion. Mix again.
    • Preparing minced meat.
      Next add in all the seasoning, cornflour and water. Stir till well combined and meat has a very sticky texture.
    • Spread the meat mixture evenly on a round, shallow, and heat proof plate with a rim (to catch the juices that come out of the pork patty). Then, arrange the salted egg yolks on the top. Prepare steamer by bringing water to a rapid boil and place the meat in the steamer. Cover and steam over high heat for 20 to 25 minutes till cooked.
    • Steamed Minced Meat with Salted Egg Recipe - Garnish with Spring Onion and Fried Garlic
      Remove from steamer and garnish with chopped spring onions and fried garlic.
    • Steamed Minced Meat With Salted Egg
      Serve hot with steamed white rice and Enjoy!


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  • For best results, use a good cut of pork/meat with enough fat for flavour and texture.
  • Try to mince the meat by hand than getting ready ground meat.
  • Be sure to use a shallow plate, with a rim for steaming to have the best effect.
  • Use the freshest salted duck eggs you can find.
  • There will be tasty juices in the steaming plate, great for spooning over rice. The meat will slowly reabsorb these juices as it sits, so it’s best to eat immediately when served.
  • Lay out the minced meat on the shallow plate, ensuring even thickness around the plate for even cooking.

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joyce Sun Marsh April 6, 2021 - 6:33 am

Oh where, oh where, are you finding your Salted Duck Eggs? Please do share… I live in Southern California where SDEs are such a rare and “golden” commodity! The only kind i am able to find on the occasion are the precooked ones which are usually pale and grey, most often so sad looking. They never ever look like the photo on their deceiving box. I have been often disappointed.
I can’t even begin to express my joy and excitement at the fact that you have highlighted my all time FAVORITE childhood comfort food from my mother! I didn’t think anyone else on this planet even cared about this homey little plate anymore. I tried making this for my twin boys (Eurasian by their father), they were not impressed. The subtle flavors did not make the same impression on them.

Angie Liew April 8, 2021 - 12:34 am

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think the salted duck eggs can be bought in most Asian grocery stores.

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