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Gaeran Jim

Korean Steamed Eggs

by Jasmine Nauta

There is not that much to be said about Gaeran Jim. Eggs have been a staple of any food culture for a long time, and this dish is no different. Also known as Korean Steamed Eggs, its simplicity and how easy it is to prepare makes this one of the prime dishes to go as a meal on its own and as a side dish alike.

Gaeran Jim is not quite like any other omelette though. I included some traditional ingredients like sesame seeds and sesame oil, which both give a very traditional taste to any kind of food you are preparing. And the Gochujaru gives is a light but powerful kick that makes every bite exciting!

the steaming technique really needs its own paragraph, because it’s what makes the recipe different from everything else  the steaming process makes the eggs in Gaeran Jim fluffy, like a cloud. It is very light, and easy to eat. The texture of the steamed egg feels like you are eating as cloud!

I like to personally enjoy this dish on its own to be honest, or as a side to some rice! And don’t forget, #LifesDelicious so enjoy it!


Gaeran Jim

Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup water or stock
  • tsp fish sauce
  • 3 green onions
  • ¼ tsp seasalt
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • pinch of ground pepper
  • ½ tsp gochugaru red
  • pepper flakes (optional)


1. Whisk 3 eggs in a bowl with a fork.

2. Add ½ cup of water or stock followed by fish sauce, salt and ground pepper.

3. Pour the egg mixture and stir gently with a fork.

4. Chop green onions and any other desired vegetables

5. Add and stir vegetable(s) to mixture.

6. When it comes to a boil again, reduce to medium low heat and cover with a lid.

7.Leave for about a minute, then remove the lid. Push around the sides with a fork so the water reduces and if there is too much, remove some with a spoon.

8.Put the lid back on and leave for another minute, after which the egg should have risen.

9.Sprinkle sesame seeds and chilli pepper flakes on top and serve immediately.

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