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Spicy Caramelized Eggs ( Kai Look Kui )


This is a side dish of quails eggs in a spicy sugar-caramel sauce. In Thailand we normally use larger duck or even chicken eggs, but for the best ratio of sauce to egg the smaller quails eggs are perfect.

Ingredients for 2 People
7 Quail Eggs
Oil for Frying
3 Red Chillis
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Teaspoon Chopped Coriander Leaves
1 Tablespoon Chopped Onion
2 Tablespoons Light Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce
1 Tablespoon Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Sugar

1. Boil the eggs for 5 minutes, remove them and place in cold water. Peel off the shell and cut in half.
2. Put oil in the frying pan and fry the quail egg halves until they are brown, remove and put on the serving plate.
3. Slice the chilli and the garlic and put in frying pan with 1 tablespoon oil, fry for a minute to release the flavours.
4. Turn the heat to medium, add the light soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and vinegar and fry until the sugar caramelizes and the sauce thickens and becomes brown.
5. Pour the sauce over the eggs.
6. Add the raw chopped onion over the eggs, together with the chopped coriander leaves.

Serve With
Fragrant rice

Comments (3)


hi love your site, just starting to learn thai cookin. How much sugar for this recipe? Also do you have a recipe for thai beef salad? regards simon

About a tablespoon of sugar. I can't eat beef so I don't cook much with it. Sorry.


Hi Iam Thai and find your recipies very useful and authentic. Thank you for helping me learn so much.

brianna saldana:

hey i just thought id write you because this recipe looks really good and i thank you for haveing the pic ture up there too because if it wasnt for the pic i prolly wouldnt of got it my mom loves spicy stuff so i am going to use this recipe for a present for my mom on a specail day all i have to say is thank you and i hope to hear bak from you
brianna saldana

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