A Pretty Yellow Egg Soboro (for Bento)

A Pretty Yellow Egg Soboro (for Bento)

These are normal store-bought eggs, but they make such a vibrant yellow soboro. It'll add color to your bento.


2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon


1. Crack an egg into a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Add in all of the ingredients to a non-stick pan, and heat over a low heat. It's oil-free.
2. Using 3-4 cooking chopsticks bunched together, mix continuously from the bottom as if drawing small circles.
3. Stir continuously without stopping until the egg has turned to soboro; this will produce pretty drops of the egg.
4. You can make extra and freeze. This was made for a person who likes to eat a lot of rice in their bento, so the flavoring is a bit strong. It should be fine to use about half the salt and sugar.

Story Behind this Recipe

Using natural coloring, I strive to make a cute and colorful bento every day.
My mother taught me to cook this in a small saucepan, but I think that the soggy eggs become crumbly faster when using a pan.