These delicious Japanese egg salad sandwiches aka Tamago Sando are filled with soft boiled and hard-boiled eggs. Traditionally served on crustless Japanese milk bread, although you can serve this on any type of bread you prefer!
If you’ve ever visited Japan then you know about these soft and fluffy egg sandwiches they sell at convenience stores. Some may think this is just like an American style egg salad sandwich, but it’s not. Although very similar, there are some differences. For instance, American egg salad is usually filled with an acidic egg salad. Usually, it’s seasoned with vinegar, mustard, and scallions. Japanese egg salad sandwiches are just made with Japanese mayo, salt, pepper, and served on crustless bread.
How do you boil eggs in the instant pot?
So because this recipe requires hard-boiled eggs and soft boiled eggs, you will have to cook the eggs separately. Here’s all you have to do:
Place the trivet or a steam basket inside of the instant pot. Add 6 eggs on top of the trivet and then pour one cup of cold water. Close the instant pot with the lid and press the pressure cook function. Seal the valve and cook for 4 minutes. Once the 4 minutes are up, do a quick release, open the instant pot carefully and run the eggs under cool water before peeling.
Repeat this with the other eggs but cook them for 3 minutes instead so they are soft and a bit runny.
Do I have to cook the eggs in the instant pot?
No, you may certainly boil the eggs on your stovetop. Here’s a great article on how to boil the perfect eggs.
Is Japanese Mayo required for this recipe?
I used Kewpie mayo for this recipe but feel free to use regular American mayo or homemade Japanese mayo.
What’s the difference between Japanese and American Mayo?
I’ve been told that American mayo is made with distilled vinegar and whole eggs. Whereas Japanese mayo is made with rice vinegar and egg yolks. But they are both pretty similar and equally delicious.
If you enjoyed these soft and fluffy sandwiches then you will also enjoy these salmon burgers and tuna salad sandwiches! You can also find other delicious recipes and cooking tutorial videos on Youtube and Facebook.
Japanese Egg Salad Sandwiches
- Instant Pot
- 5 tbsp Kewpie Mayo or Hellmans Mayo
- 10 large eggs
- 6 slices milk bread or soft white bread
- salt and pepper to taste
- Slice off the crusts from the bread slices. Using a fork or food processor mash 6 hard boiled eggs.
- To make the egg salad, add the Japanese mayo, salt, and pepper, to the mashed eggs and mix until well incorporated.
- Place a soft boiled egg on top of a bread slice and then cover the slice with the egg salad mixture. Place another slice of bread on top and slice the sandwich in half.