3 Ways How to Make Soft Boiled Eggs Perfectly!

3 Ways How to Make Soft Boiled Eggs Perfectly!
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Tripboba.com - Such a perfect match with ramen, toast, roasted potato, fried rice, and any other delightful dish, you can not avoid having a soft boiled egg over it. Is it hard to learn how to make soft boiled eggs? No, it is definitely not!

If you are curious about how to make soft boiled eggs perfectly, then you need to stay tuned in this article because Tripboba already compiles 3 easy-peasy ways how to make soft boiled eggs. 

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How Long to Make Soft Boiled Eggs

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On How to make soft boiled eggs does not need an advance skill in cooking, the only thing that matter is time. Need a perfect time to cook it, if it is too soon, then you will get your eggs literally raw even the egg white still runny. But, if you cook it too long, then it will turn out to be a hard-boiled egg. So, here is the time on how to make soft boiled eggs to be perfect when you boil them on a stove.

6 minutes: The egg white is starting to get solid but the yolk still completely runny.

7 minutes: In this 7 minutes, you will get a completely firm egg white, and the yolk is starting getting soft. These are the perfect soft boiled eggs for ramen.

9 minutes: In this state, it almost become a hard-boiled egg but the yolk is slightly soft.

12 minutes: Oopsie! You get hard-boiled eggs!

Below, we will show you how to make perfect soft boil eggs and if you love to have it over a bowl of ramen, you need to keep scrolling until the end of the article because you will find out the recipes of the authentic soft boiled egg for ramen.

How to Make Soft-Boiled Eggs

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  • Eggs
  • Water, enough to fill your pot up about an inch or two.


Step 1. Add about two inches of water to a pot and bring it to a boil.

Step 2. Once the water is boiled, put the eggs on it and place the lid on the pot. Let it cook for 6 minutes.

Step 3. While 6 minutes is done, drain the eggs and run cold water over them to stop the cooking process until it cools down to room temperature. You may also used a bowl of ice water to cool it down.

Step 4. Peel the shells if you want to use them immediately or keep the shells on if you desire to have them for later. Such an easy-peasy recipe, right?

How to Make Soft Boiled Eggs in Microwave

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  • 1 egg, right out of the refrigerator
  • 3 oz. water
  • 1 tsp. vinegar, to congeal egg


Step 1. Mix the water and vinegar in a glass bowl which microwave-safe. Then, break the eggs into the water.

Step 2. Cook the egg in the microwave at level 4 of 10 for 2 and a half minute. The time may be vary based on the type of microwave.

Step 3. Once the cooking process is done, drain the egg and serve it.

How to Make Soft Boiled Eggs for Ramen

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  • 4 eggs ( room temperature)
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbsp miso
  • 1 tbs mirin
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp Tobanjyan Chinese broad bean chilli paste
  • 1 clove garlic crushed


Step 1. Boil the water in a large saucepan and once it is boil, add the eggs gently one by one into the boiling water using a ladle.

Step 2. Set the timer for 7 minutes. While waiting for the eggs getting boiled, prepare the marinade sauce by combining all of the ingredients except the miso in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Step 3. Right before the sauce getting boil, turn the heat off. Then, add the miso paste and dissolve it and cool the sauce down.

Step 4. After the eggs soft-boiled, transfer them immediately to stop them from the cooking process. Then peel off the eggs and marinate them in the cool down sauce in a ziplock bag. Rest it in the fridge for about 5 hours before serving it. Enjoy! 


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