here, now: egg cups for expats

egg cups 2015

When I moved back to the U.S. about a year ago, one of the first instances of culture shock I experienced was the lack of egg cups. While in Europe, I had been introduced to eating soft-boiled eggs and adopted it into my usual breakfast. But in my parents’ house, there was nary an egg cup to be found! I used my ingenuity and used narrow-necked jars, but that was hardly ideal.

Fortunately, my friends rose to the challenge of providing me with egg cups! Pictured above are egg cups I have received from Kelly, Ros, and Lola — from Texas, England, and Poland. Not pictured here is a white egg cup my dad bought for me in New Zealand; it’s at my parents’ house to use when I visit them.

My sister also gave me a couple of perfect egg timers, so now I have a perfectly boiled egg every day for breakfast. Yes, I take my breakfast — however simple — seriously!

Now all I need are more egg spoons…

Photo: Five egg cups.

2 thoughts on “here, now: egg cups for expats

  1. Sarah says:

    I especially like the round flat ones, which I am assuming are from Poland. You’ll have to make us some soft-boiled eggs the next time you visit (we’ll have to improvise on the egg cups, though!)


    • Chera says:

      Yes, those ones are! I like them because they come with a built-in spoon rest and place to put the shell pieces. To make soft-boiled eggs in the U.S., you have to make sure you get cage-free/free-range/grain-fed and/or organic eggs because the mass produced white eggs aren’t safe to eat undercooked.


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