#K-Recipe: Pumpkin and Egg? A Trendy Halloween Combo!

by Michelle Li

Time to jump into the Halloween festivity with what we all love, FOOD! When it comes to food during Halloween, of course, what comes to mind is pumpkin. So here’s a pumpkin recipe that is both easy and delicious. An upgrade from the classic steamed egg dish or in Korean gyeran-jjim (계란찜), is a new trendy recipe in Korea. For me, steamed egg has always been a comforting dish for me to make. It’s so easy and takes no time to whip up. As simple as it is, adding soy sauce and accompanied with rice is a complete meal if you ask me. You’ll find steamed egg being more common in Asian cuisine as a homely meal. Just by steaming the egg, the egg results in a smooth texture, almost custard like yet addictingly savoury.  

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So where does the pumpkin come in? Make this comfort dish totally Halloween by serving it up in a pumpkin 🎃 And it’s just as easy and quick too! Steamed to be nutritious and filling, this pumpkin-egg dish may be your next one for when you have no idea what to cook. A combo that may seem quite unique but don’t underestimate this sweet-savoury mix. These two ingredients surprisingly compliments each other so well, giving you something a little different too! And of course, feel free to top it off with mozzarella for that addicting cheese pull that we can never get enough of! 

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  • Kabocha Pumpkin 
  • 2 Eggs
  • Soy Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Mozzarella cheese (optional)
  1. Cut off the stem of the pumpkin, making sure the cut hole is big enough for the egg to go in.
  2. Steam until pumpkin flesh is semi-cooked and scoop out the pumpkin seeds and flesh.
  3. For the egg mixture, add eggs, soy sauce, salt and pepper to add flavour to your liking.
  4. Pour mixture into the pumpkin and steam on medium heat.
  5. Steam until the egg is thoroughly cooked and the pumpkin flesh is soft.
  6. And if you would like, top with cheese and broil for a melty top that is oh-so-addictive!  
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So there you have it, with a recipe as simple as this, you can’t go wrong! Perfect whatever the meal, you have yourself a custardy savoury dish that gets even better with each sweet bite of pumpkin. A meal that’s perfectly fit for Halloween with a homey dish that’s perfect if you are staying in! The ultimate comfort dish that I sure will be making this weekend 🤭

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