We use cookies to give you the best possible experience while using our website.
Learn More

Got it!

Authentic Thai Recipe for Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa

Authentic Thai recipe for Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa

Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa

ไข่ตุ๋น ( Kai Toon )

Added on April 26, 2015

Currently rated:  
Rated 4.5 Stars from 273 reader reviews

Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cooking time: 15 Minutes
Ready in: 20 Minutes

This Thailand-style steamed egg has always been one of my favorite things to serve my friends when they visit Thailand. It's so unlike any other Thai food. The egg is whipped together with lightly seasoned chicken broth, then steamed in a cup, producing a soft and moist egg that's like a custard or pudding, but not sweet. It gets its flavor from the filling you cook inside, so what it turns out tasting like is totally up to you. You can use herbs, vegetables, meat, or any combination. They are normally served right out of the bowl as a hot dish with some steamed rice on the side, but a while ago I decided to eat one ice-cold from the frig. To my surprise it was even better. Combined with this minty tomato salsa it makes such a wonderfully refreshing appetizer or snack that I almost never have it any other way. This one I'm showing you how to do today is made with just a little ground pork and some chopped green onion cooked inside. Enjoy!

Ingredient List:
What's in our Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa.

Basic Directions:
How we make our Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa.

1) Blend eggs, white pepper, and soy sauce together until frothy, then add chicken broth and blend together well.

2) Divide egg mixture into 4 small heat-proof bowls. Place in steamer and steam cook for 15 minutes. Remove and let cool completely.

3) Stir together the diced tomato, chopped mint, cilantro, and hot chili, and mix with the vinegar and vegetable oil. Chill in refrigerator.

4) When ready to serve remove the egg from the bowl and place upside down on a plate. Top with tomato mint salsa and serve.

Click Here for a detailed step-by-step method.

Watch the Complete Video Lesson:

Subscribe, Follow, or Share:

Access 100 Free Thai Cooking Lessons:

Please Share this Recipe on Facebook:

Please rate this recipe by giving it from 1 to 5 Stars:

Planning to open a Thai restaurant? Just want to make a great Thai meal? Watch our popular lessons on YouTube or follow us and we'll teach you everything you need to know!

Follow ThaiCookbook.TV on your Favorite Social:

Recipe Mailer

Subscribe   ||   Un-subscribe

Pin it to your board now!

How to Make Kai Toon

Detailed Step-by-step Method:

Step 1

Whip 4 large eggs, white pepper, and soy sauce until well blended and frothy.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 1

Step 2

Add the chicken broth to the egg mixture and whip together well.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 2

Step 3

Divide equally into 4 small oven safe bowls with round bottoms.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 3

Step 4

Add a little ground pork to each egg.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 4

Step 5

Sprinkle some chopped green onion over each egg, then stir the onion and pork into the egg, just a little, enough to push it down into the egg.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 5

Step 6

Steam the egg cups for 15 - 20 minutes, or until firm.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 6

Step 7

While the egg cups are steaming, mix the diced tomato with chopped mint, cilantro, chilies, vinegar, and oil. Stir up well and refrigerate.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 7

Step 8

Remove the eggs from the steamer and allow them to cool completely. Cover the bowls with aluminum foil and refrigerate until ready to serve. When serving, run a rubber spatula around the inside of the cup to loosen the egg, then turn it upside down on a small plate.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 8

Step 9

Top with very cold tomato mint salsa. Garnish with cilantro, parsley, or celery tops. Serve immediately.

Recipe for making authentic Thai food - Steamed Egg with Tomato and Mint Salsa - Step 9

Browse More Recipes by Category:

© 2013 - 2018. Thailand Interactive Publishing.

Top