Chinese Steamed Egg Whites Recipe

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

Steamed Egg Whites 

Serves 4


6 egg whites

1 tsp salt

1 tsp Chinese rice wine or sherry

½ tsp MSG (optional)

1 cup milk

1 tbsp dried shrimps, soaked in hot water and drained. Retain water.

1 slice ham, cut into thin strips

½ green onion, cut into thin strips


Combine egg whites, salt. Chinese rice wine, MSG, and milk in a bowl. Beat until frothy. Add shrimp to the mixture.

Transfer above mixture to a deep bowl. If there is any foam on surface, remove with paper towels.

Steam for 4 minutes over high heat. When the surface begins to thicken, remove from heat. Sprinkle ham and green onion over surface and cook over medium heat for another 5 minutes.

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