Mayak Gyeran


These eggs are addictingly delicious; perfect for any meal of the day



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  • 12 eggs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Korean green peppers chopped
  • 1 red chili chopped, optional
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions chopped, optional
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup Korean rice syrup or honey
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil optional
  • ½ cup water


  • In a pot, add in water (enough to cover all the eggs) and add salt and vinegar. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the water to a simmer. Once the water is boiling, carefully add in the eggs and let the eggs cook for 6 minutes.
  • After 6 minutes, remove the eggs and let them rest in a bowl of ice water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Peel the eggs carefully and set them aside.
  • In a container, add garlic, green pepper, red chili, green onion, soy sauce, rice syrup, sesame oil, and water. Mix till everything is combined.
  • Add in the peeled eggs and make sure the eggs are covered in the marinade.
  • Let the eggs rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours or, even better, overnight.
  • Serve with a bowl of hot rice and enjoy!


Recipe inspired by Tiffy Cooks
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Region: Asia


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