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Shoyuzuke Egg Yolks

Recipe by Connie Veneracion
This isn't one of those cases when the longer you marinate, the better the results. Marinate the egg yolks for no more than 12 hours. If you let them sit in the pickling solution longer, they will be too salty.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Pickling time 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people
Homemade shoyuzuke egg yolk


  • 4 to 8 large eggs (make sure they are very fresh; preferably, no more than a day old)

For the pickling solution (see notes after the recipe)

To serve

  • hot rice
  • furikake (optional)


  • Choose a covered container that can hold all the egg yolks in a single layer.
  • Crack the eggs and separate the yolks from the whites (you can freeze the egg whites for future use).
  • Carefully drop the egg yolks into the container. Make sure they do not touch one another.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the pickling solution until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the soy sauce mixture over the egg yolks. Tilt the container gently to make sure that the liquid seeps under the egg yolks.
  • Cover the container and let the egg yolks marinate overnight in the fridge.
  • To serve, place rice in bowls. Top with shoyuzuke egg yolks. Sprinkle with furikake.


Updated from a recipe originally published in July 31, 2019
Keyword Egg, Rice, Rice Bowl