Boiled eggs are great, sure. They come in their own perfect packaging, they’re a perfect transportable, picnic fodder when cooked and they’re one of those culinary wonders that encourages you to play with your food by imaging your toast as miniature soldiers. All fantastic qualities. What’s better than a boiled egg then, I hear you cry? I’ll see your ordinary boiled egg and raise you, Ajitsuke Tamago, or ramen eggs.
Salty, sweet, tangy, umami-rich eggs, with custard-like, jammy yolks; Ajitsuke Tamago is something you need in your fridge at all times. These marinated eggs are an important component to a bowl of ramen but are just as delicious eaten as a snack, served over rice stir fries.
As with anything marinated, the flavour of these eggs develops the longer you leave them to sit. Eggs can be marinated two days ahead, just cover and pop them in the fridge.