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Korean Marinated Eggs
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Korean Marinated Eggs - Mayak Gyeran

Get your rice ready because these delicious, garlicky, and savory Korean Marinated Eggs will be your go-to side dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! If you never tried Korean Marinated Eggs - Mayak Gyeran, you are seriously missing out. The egg yolk is gooey and soft on the inside, while the egg is marinated in a savory, spicy, and sweet sauce that pairs perfectly with a hot bowl of rice! Mayak Gyeran is easy and affordable to make, and I promise you will love it too!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
Rest Time2 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: Asian Food, Asian Recipes, Breakfast, Easy, Easy Recipes, Healthy, Korean Food, QUICK RECIPES, VEGETARIAN, Vegetarian Recipes
Yield: 12 Eggs


  • A dozen Eggs
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of Vinegar
  • 6 cloves of Garlic minced
  • 2 Korean Green Pepper chopped
  • 1 Red Chili chopped & optional
  • 3 stalks of Green Onion chopped & optional
  • 1 tbsp of Sesame Seeds
  • 1 cup of Soy Sauce
  • ½ cup of Honey
  • 1 tbsp of Sesame Oil optional
  • ½ cup of 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 egg in the eggs and let ti eggs cook for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, remove the egg and let it 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, chopped green pepper, red chili, green onion, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and water. Mix till everything is combined. Add in the peel eggs and making sure the eggs are covered in the marinade. Let the eggs rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours or better overnight.
  • Serve with a bowl of hot rice and enjoy!



The key to perfectly peeled eggs is to add vinegar and salt to the water before boiling. This extra step will help break down the shells, which will help them peel easier. Also, make sure to let the eggs rest in ICE COLD water for at least 10 minutes. It stops the eggs from overcooking, but it also helps the shells peel easier as well.