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Easy Cambodian Steamed Eggs Recipe

This easy Cambodian steamed eggs recipe makes a Siem Reap street food favourite that locals love to tuck into from tiny plastic stools on the eat street Road 60 on weekend evenings. These scrummy steamed eggs with spring onions, coriander, chilli, salt, and pepper, are garnished with fresh coriander and crunchy deep fried garlic and onion.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, snack, street food
Cuisine: Cambodian, Chinese-Cambodian
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Lara Dunston


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small shallot finely chopped
  • 2 scallions/spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Koh Kong chilli sauce or your favourite chilli sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil


  • deep-fried shallots deep-fried garlic, fresh coriander.


  • chilli oil chilli sauce, chilli flakes, fish sauce, soy sauce, limes, salt and pepper


  • Fill the pot of a double steamer (or traditional bamboo steamer) with water and boil with the lid on to contain the steam.
  • Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl.
  • Add finely chopped shallot, finely sliced scallions/spring onions, chopped fresh coriander, salt and black pepper, and one teaspoon of Koh Kong chilli sauce or your favourite chilli sauce or a sprinkle of chilli flakes, and stir to combine.
  • Pour the egg mixture into two ramekins and pop them in the steamer.
  • After a couple of minutes slide a skewer or knife into the centre of each steamed egg and lightly press down on the surface of the eggs to release any liquid egg mixture, then return the lid and let the eggs steam for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Poke the skewer into each of the steamed eggs again. If there’s no liquid, they’re ready. Remove the ramekins, taking care not to burn yourself.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of deep-fried shallots and deep-fried garlic and a few sprigs of fresh coriander, and serve immediately with spoons and condiments such as chilli oil, chilli sauce, chilli flakes, fish sauce, soy sauce, limes, and salt and pepper.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg