Steamed Egg With Milk


Steamed Egg With Milk or “燉蛋 dan daan” in Chinese is a classic Chinese dessert and is very popular in Malaysia. The good one is very difficult to find these days. We found one but… Hey, fret not! I am going to show you how to make it from home.

How to make Steamed Egg With Milk


for 2 servings

Main ingredients

  • 6 tbsp water
  • 60 g rock sugar, broken into small pieces
  • 320 ml milk
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. On low-heat, add rock sugar into 6 tbsp of water.
  2. Stir occasionally until all sugar are melted.
  3. Add milk and ginger. Stir well.
  4. Heat milk until steaming then off the heat.
  5. Add beaten eggs into the milk. Stir CONSTANTLY until well-combined.
  6. Strain milk-egg mixture into 2 bowls.
  7. Cover bowls with aluminium foil to avoid uneven surface caused by the dripping condensed water while steaming.
  8. Line pan with a cloth to stop bowls from jiggling around.
  9. Place bowls on top of the cloth.
  10. Pour boiling water around the bowls until halfway of the sides.
  11. Steam on medium-low heat for 30 to 35 minutes or until set.
  12. Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!