Thai Eggs Recipe | Potash Preserved Eggs in Spicy & Sour Salad (Yum Kai Jeauw Maa)

Potash Preserved Eggs with Spicy and Sour Salad, Yum Kai Jeauw Maa



2 eggs that were preserved in potash or ammonia (Kai Jeauw Maa)
1 cup crumb
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp. wheat flour

2 cups vegetable oil
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. sugar

1 tbsp. minced chili pepper
1/4 cup sliced ginger
1/4 cup sliced red onion
1/4 cup sliced scallion


Cooking Instructions:

1. Cut the eggs into 4 pieces.

2. Mix wheat flour with water. Dip the egg into it and roll it over the crumbs.

3. Fry the eggs in hot vegetable oil until it turn gold. Rest it in the strainer.

4. Next, mix fish sauce, lemon juice, chili pepper and sugar together.

5. Add ginger, red onion and scallion then pour the sauce over fried eggs.


Here is another Yum Kai Jeauw Maa recipe;


3 Kai Jeauw Maa (cut into 4 pieces)
2 tbsp sliced lemon grass
2 tbsp. roasted peanut
3 tbsp. cut red onion
2 tbsp. cut chili pepper
1 tbsp. cut lemon (don’t peel)
2 tbsp. dried small shrimp
1 tbsp. chili paste for Tom Yum
2 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. sliced scallion
1 tbsp. sliced coriander

When you cook, just mix all the ingredients together and make it taste the way you like. Pour it over the egg. Let sour and spicy taste lead all other tastes, that way we call it Yum. You don’t have to cook the egg at all because it was already cook at the preservation process. What if you like it harder, boil it for 5 minutes before you peel off the shell.

Kai Jeauw Maa literally means eggs and horse’s urine. Hope that it won’t ruin your appetite. I never eat it because of the name until I turned to 20 years old. Since I tried it, I couldn’t stop eating it! Haha 🙂

It is so funny how the name and its color can ruin our appetite. I have just known why my uncle told me the name when they show me this recipe at someone’s wedding. It was because he didn’t want us, young children, to grasp all of Kai Jeauw Maa away from him. That way, he cut out all the rivals at the table because Kai Jeauw Maa tastes so good!

Anyway, don’t worry. The preservation process doesn’t have anything to do with horse’s urine. 🙂 I just wanted to scare you. hahaha

Hope you can find Kai Jeauw Maa in Asian market.

Sawasdee Ka - Joy