Lu Dan 滷蛋 (Braised Eggs)

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbps sugar
  • 2 star anise
  • Potfull of water
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 18 eggs
  1. Hard boil as many eggs as you need by standard method
  2. When the eggs are cooked,  remove them cool them in cold water and gently peel the shells of the eggs
  3. Half fill a pot with water. Place the now peeled eggs into the pot and add the star anise as well as the soy sauce.
  4. When the mixture begins to boil, add the sugar and turn it on low heat.
  5. Let it braise until the egg turns brown  (it’ll take about 30 minutes). The longer you let it braise, the more the flavor will soak in.