Eggs & Dairy Foods Recipe

Egg Salad Sandwich with Green Perilla

Egg Salad Sandwich

This grab and go egg salad sandwich inspired by Tamago Sando or Japanese egg salad sandwich. Creamy Japanese mayonnaise with mashed hard-boiled egg and finely sliced shiso leaves sandwiched between soft white bread.

Egg salad sandwich, a very simple but nourishing meal…something that you can prepare without too much effort. It’s not the healthiest food on earth, but it’s definitely the perfect food for one. 

Just pre-boiled your eggs and keep it in a fridge. During the day when you work alone at home just grab the egg, mash it with a fork, add a dollop of homemade mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper and mix it gently. Spread the egg salad over a slice of soft white bread, top it with some shiso leaves and another slice of bread.

Shiso, also known as perilla or beefsteak is a member of the mint family. It has a unique grassy flavour and looks like nettles. There are several varieties of Shiso: Akajiso (murasaki-shiso, or purple red perilla), Aojiso (green perilla), and Hojiso (ear shiso). Aojiso also called oba often used as a garnish for sashimi, tempura ingredients or as a condiment for somen noodles. 

Egg Salad Sandwich with Green Perilla


  • 4 slices of  white bread
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Japanese mayonnaise
  • 3 shiso leaves or green perilla
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cut the crust of four slices of bread, set aside.
  2. Peel the hard-boiled egg and cut in halves or quarters. Place the egg in a bowl and mash it with a fork, add about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and finely sliced shiso leaves. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread the egg mixture on top of bread and top it with other slice and cut in half or quarter with a sharp knife. Wrap the sandwiches with another shiso leaves if you like.

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