Tamago no moto

Tamago no moto


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounce (50 g) white miso
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • salt to taste
  • sprinkle of white pepper
  • a pinch of grated yuzu, lime, or lemon peel


Beat the egg yolks and lemon juice with a wooden spoon in a bowl. Continue to beat, adding the salad oil a few drops at a time until the mixture begins to emulsify. Keep on adding the rest of the oil, then stir in the miso and the seasonings miso is salty paste of fermented soy beans. It is available in Asian markets and some health food stores. White miso is used for soups and dressings. yuzu is a Japanese orange used only for its rind. Kaffir lime used in Thai or Malaysian food is an alternative, as is lemon or lime rind.

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