Chinese Egg Custard with Egg Tofu in the Instant Pot – Instant Pot Chinese Recipes

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How to make Chinese steamed Egg Custard recipe using the Instant Pot. Uses 3 types of eggs as well as egg tofu. @instantpotlife


2 big chicken eggs
1 salted egg, cut salted egg yolk in 1/8 pieces.
1 preserved duck egg, cut into 1/8 pieces.
1 package of tofu such as egg tofu, cut into 1/2″ slices
3/4 cups of water


1. Crack and add 2 chicken eggs to a bowl and whisk.
2. Next add in the salted egg white, water and whisk again. Set bowl aside.
3. put salted egg yolk, preserved duck egg into a dish.
4. Add the egg mixture into the dish.
5. Add the egg tofu into the dish.
6. Open the lid, add 1 cup of water and put trivet inside.
7. put egg custard dish on top of trivet.
8. Close lid, select Steam for 15 minutes.

*You can eat a plain or add some soy sauce. Better yet, use the sauce from braised beef dish.

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