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|Preparation||Whisk the raw egg yolk and honey/sugar into 3/4 cup hot sake (hot enough to lightly cook the egg – 1:30 in the microwave).|
|Notes||An alternative preparation method is to heat the sake/egg/honey mixture together, while whisking occasionally.|
Be careful to stop cooking before it turns into scrambled eggs.
Use as a cold remedy
Even though it is an alcoholic drink, it is sometimes given as a cold remedy to children as well as adults, much as hot toddies are used in Western countries.
Like most home remedies, there are several variant recipes for tamagozake, but the basic properties are the same. Ingredients:
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) of honey
- 200 mL of sake
For a non-alcoholic version, milk may be used as a substitute for sake.
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