Eggs Around the World

Since ancient times, eggs have been a huge part of people’s lives. From scrambled to hard boiled, eggs have been consumed differently by cultures all around the world. There is history and cultural significance to eggs, and the cooking applications of them are nearly unlimited. Learn more about how egg dishes are prepared around the world, their history, and more below.

Learn about Tamagoyaki a type of omelette from Japan.

Watch the video to learn how to make Tamagoyak:

Shakshouka from Israel is a dish of poached eggs in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, and often spiced with cumin. Watch Video & Get Recipe

Scotch Eggs from the United Kingdom may have originated in a London department store. Watch Video & Get Recipe

Egg Curry from India Get the Recipe and learn more about the history of curried eggs.

Eggs en Concotte (or Shirred Eggs) from France. Watch the Video Recipe. Learn more about the history of Shirred Eggs

Watch how to make a Rolex, an egg role, street food from Uganda.

Kwek Kwek or Orange Eggs from the Philippines are a street food made from Quail eggs. Get the Video and Recipe.

Meenemen is an egg soup from Turkey. Read more about this traditional Turkish recipe.

Eggs Benedict is an American breakfast that originated in New York City. Get the Recipe.

Huevos Rancheros from Mexico. Originating from ranches and farmhouses, learn more about the history of this popular egg dis.

Doro Wat from Ethiopia is a chicken dish with hard boiled eggs. Video & Recipe.

Deviled Eggs originated in Italy and are a popular Hors d’oeuvre around the world, especially in America.

Bibimbap is a Korean egg dish with rice and vegetables. Read more about Bibimbap and how to make it.

Bacon and Egg Pie from New Zealand. Read how to make it with Recipe.

Avgolemono Soup is a popular Greece dish. Read about the history get the Recipe.

Learn more about Egg Dishes Around the World.


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2. Science – Gassy Eggs project
3. Research – What came first? The chicken or the egg?
4. Research and make a presentation on the anatomy of an egg
5. Draw a chicken or a decorated egg. Send your art to to share in the multipurpose
6. Learn how to break an egg with one hand
7. Make an egg dish that represents another country or culture. Take a picture and send it to us at to share in the multipurpose.