If you have ever visited Japan, than you probably know that Tamago Sando (卵サンド) or Japanese Egg Sandwich is a super popular sandwich that you can buy from almost any konbini/convenient store like Family Mart, 7 Eleven, e.t.c. and depachika/department store. But… if you are not in Japan, trying to buy one may pose a challenge. So, whenever I crave for one, I make them myself. ♥
Now, if you want to get as close as possible to the original, try using Japanese bread (shokupan) to make the sandwich. Though as you can see from this post, I used wheat bread and I still love the sandwich anyway 😉 And, if you can get a hold of Japanese brand mayonnaise (a.k.a Kewpie mayonnaise), use that, but resorting to regular mayonnaise will still yield delicious sandwich, just not as authentic. Anyway, here’s the recipe.
- 1 egg, hard boiled and peeled
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (use Kewpie brand if possible)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 slices of bread (use Japanese shokupan if possible)
- lettuce (optional)
- In a mixing bowl, mash together egg, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Adjust the taste to your liking.
- Spread butter and mustard on each slice of the bread.
- Top each slice of bread with a piece of lettuce.
- Top one slice of bread with the egg mixture.
- Place the other bread with lettuce on top of the one with egg mixture.
- You can serve the sandwich as is, or cut into two triangles, or four rectangles 🙂 You can even remove the crusts if you wish, though I usually keep mine.