Onsen Tamago: A Taste of Japanese Onsen tamago

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Onsen tamago (温泉卵) are a type of Japanese soft-boiled egg cooked in hot spring water. They are a popular snack or appetizer, and are often enjoyed at onsen (hot springs) resorts. Onsen tamago have a unique texture and flavor that is different from regular boiled eggs. The white is soft and custard-like, while the yolk is runny and rich.

The Benefits of Onsen Tamago

Onsen tamago are not only delicious, but they are also said to have several health benefits. The hot spring water used to cook the eggs is rich in minerals, which can be absorbed by the body. Onsen tamago are also a good source of protein and vitamins.

How to Make Onsen Tamago

Onsen tamago can be easily made at home. You will need a pot of water, a thermometer, and some eggs.

  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 7 minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggs from the water and rinse them with cold water.
  5. Peel the eggs and enjoy!

Where to Buy Onsen Tamago

Onsen tamago can be purchased at most Japanese grocery stores. They are also available at onsen resorts and some restaurants.


Onsen tamago are a delicious and healthy snack or appetizer. They are easy to make at home and can be purchased at most Japanese grocery stores. If you are looking for a unique and flavorful way to enjoy eggs, onsen tamago are a great option.

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