by Sarah Pope MGA | Affiliate links

Quail eggs are a popular traditional food in Asia. During my travels around China and Japan after college, I found eggs from these small game birds readily available in both supermarkets and small specialty grocers.

It is no surprise, then, that these tiny speckled eggs are most easily found in Asian supermarkets in the United States. Interestingly, they are typically sold in boxes containing 10 eggs instead of the usual dozen! 

Quail vs Goose, Chicken and Duck Eggs

As you can see from the picture above, eggs from quail are tiny! It takes 3-4 to equal the size of a large chicken egg.

Hence, if you are following the traditional practice of feeding egg yolk to babies transitioning to solid food (fantastic brain food!), a quail soft boiled egg is the perfect size!

Check out the picture below that compares the size difference of quail versus chicken eggs. Try serving these “Mickey Mouse eggs” to help young children with the transition the first time you serve them.