Recipe Review

I Tried Kimono Mom’s Egg Mayo Toast and It’s So Simple

published Jul 28, 2022
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Credit: Abigail Demarest

One of the best things about working from home is having the time to make myself eggs in the morning and enjoying a leisurely breakfast before walking over to my desk. But sometimes I get a little carried away and end up with a sink full of dishes, which is not a fun way to start the work day. 

I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy breakfast ideas, so when I saw Kimono Mom aka Moe’s TikTok video demonstrating how to make egg mayo toast, I knew I needed to try it. I already had all the ingredients on hand, so it felt especially meant-to-be. At the time of writing this story, the video has 430,700 views, so it’s clear that I’m not the only one who is excited about it. 

In the video Moe uses the BALMUDA Toaster, a fancy $300 toaster that uses steam technology, which is said to lightly toast bread while locking in moisture and flavor. While I don’t have this particular toaster, and the video doesn’t explicitly state a bake time and temperature, I decided to give it a go anyways with my regular oven.

Get the recipe: Egg Mayo Toast

How to Make Egg Mayo Toast

Take off the screw top on the Kewpie mayo so that you can draw a thicker line. Take a piece of bread (ideally thick-sliced milk bread) and draw a square of Kewpie mayo near the edges. The goal here is to create a barrier that will keep the raw egg in place and not spill over, so make sure there are no gaps. 

Carefully crack an egg onto the center of the bread. Then place it in a BALMUDA toaster (if you have one) or your oven. Bake until the egg is set, then enjoy!

Credit: Abigail Demarest

My Honest Review of Egg Mayo Toast

If you’re not a fan of mayo, this recipe definitely isn’t for you — there’s quite a lot of mayo for just a single piece of toast, and kewpie mayo in particular has a more pronounced flavor than your average mayo. I love mayo (it’s my preferred condiment for eating french fries), but even for me this was a bit too much. 

Since I didn’t have the BALMUDA Toaster, it ended up taking about 12 minutes for my toast to cook in my oven. In the video, Moe doesn’t state a specific bake time or temperature, but a quick glance at a dial suggests it took six minutes to cook in her toaster. The toast I had on hand was thinner and more porous than the one she used, and some of the egg leaked through the bottom of the bread before it was cooked, but I didn’t mind too much. 

3 Tips for Making Egg Mayo Toast

  1. Work quickly. This recipe is fairly simple, but working quickly will help prevent the egg from soaking through your bread. This is especially true if you’re using a conventional oven rather than the BALMUDA Toaster or an air fryer.
  2. Make an indentation in the bread using the bottom of a drinking glass. If you’re worried about the egg oozing past the sides of the bread or hoping to use less mayonnaise, this trick will help keep the egg in place.
  3. Speed things up with your oven’s broiler function. After about 10 minutes of baking at 350°F, I saw the egg starting to set up and turned on the broiler. My mayo egg toast was ready two minutes later. I advise against starting with the oven set to broil because it almost immediately melts the mayo, so wait until the egg has started to set.

Get the recipe: Egg Mayo Toast