A golden Vietnamese Steamed Egg Meatloaf that’s super easy to make! The mince is steamed to keep it exceptionally moist while crunchy woodear mushroom awaits on the inside. The top is then smothered in a gorgeous egg yolk glaze!
Complete your ultimate Cơm Tấm trio with Vietnamese Grilled Pork Chops!
Vietnamese Steamed Egg Meatloaf Recipe
Gone are the days where you chew through dry and bland meatloaf. You would think that steaming it would retain most of its moisture, but that’s not always the case!
I’ve had many from restaurants as part of a Broken Rice with Grilled Pork Chops (Cơm Tấm) trio that was anything BUT moist.
Luckily, our family’s Vietnamese Steamed Egg Meatloaf is the sort of recipe that won’t disappoint. It’s a dish that you can whip up any day of the week for these fantastic (and crucial!) reasons:
- Moisture is retained even after it’s reheated
- It’s flavourful enough to be enjoyed with or without rice
- Besides rehydrating some ingredients, 30 minutes from start to finish is all it takes
What you’ll end up with is a juicy meatloaf patty with terrific porky flavour all made using ONE dish. But that’s not even the most rewarding part!
I’ve got a family tip to ensure that you always end up with the most beautiful golden yolk glaze your meatloaf’s ever seen!
About this Vietnamese Steamed Egg Meatloaf
There are many variations and family twists to this steamed meatloaf. I know there are some that use salted fish (mắm chưng) and even some that splurge with crab.
This recipe is not one of those. But if you want a meatloaf that has a rich layer of egg yolk, classic moments of woodear mushroom crunch and is so tender it all but melts in your mouth, our Vietnamese Steamed Egg Meatloaf is the one for you!
What do eggs do for meatloaf?
Have you ever tried to make meatloaf and mixed mince with any ingredients without egg?
If your answer is ‘yes’, then you’ll know how difficult it is to get the mixture to succesfully hold together. And you can pretty much guarantee the final result will be rather…dry.
The role of adding in a few eggs is to help bind all the ingredients together for a juicy, rich and flavourful patty.
What you'll need to make Vietnamese Steamed Egg Meatloaf
- 250 g pork mince
- 10 g rehydrated sliced woodear mushroom (affiliate link)
- 25 g soaked green bean thread (affiliate link)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 eggs
- 2 egg yolks (to brush on top after cooking)
- 1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce (affiliate link)
- 3/4 tbsp chicken bouillon powder (affiliate link)
- 1/2 tbsp salt, or to taste
- 1/2 tbsp sugar, or to taste
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
How to make Vietnamese Steamed Egg Meatloaf
Set up the steamer and bring to a boil.
Meanwhile, coat the steaming dish with cooking oil. Tip: use a shallow dish to steam for the mince to cook through faster.
Mix the pork mince, woodear mushrooms, green bean thread, onion, eggs, fish sauce, chicken bouillon powder, salt and sugar together in the steaming dish.
Steam on a high heat for 20 minutes with the lid on.
Turn off the heat, remove the lid and brush on the egg yolks until the surface is covered. Let it rest for 2 minutes and watch as your meatloaf develops a beautiful golden top.
Run a sharp and thin knife along the dish to loosen the egg meatloaf then cut into pieces.
Serve with rice or enjoy as is!
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Vietnamese Steamed Egg Meatloaf (Chả Trứng Hấp)
- Set up the steamer and bring to a boil.
- Meanwhile, coat the steaming dish with cooking oil. Tip: use a shallow dish to steam for the mince to cook through faster.
- Mix the pork mince, woodear mushrooms, green bean thread, onion, eggs, fish sauce, chicken bouillon powder, salt and sugar together in the steaming dish.
- Steam on a high heat for 20 minutes with the lid on.
- Turn off the heat, remove the lid and brush on the egg yolks until the surface is covered. Let it rest for 2 minutes.
- Run a sharp and thin knife along the dish to loosen the egg meatloaf then cut into pieces.
- Serve with rice or enjoy as is!
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