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Best Tartufata Recipe: Soft-Boiled Eggs Coffee Shop Style


Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Boozy Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Best Tartufata / Tartufo Recipe:

Tartufata / Tartufo Recipe: Welcome to our delectable journey into the world of truffle-infused delights! If you’re a fan of exquisite and luxurious flavors, you’ve come to the right place. Today, is going into the realm of gastronomic indulgence to uncover the secrets behind crafting the absolute best Tartufo recipe.

Tartufata, a delectable Italian condiment, is like a little jar of heaven, boasting the earthy essence of truffles. If you’re a foodie with an appreciation for gourmet delights, you’re in for a treat if you create this culinary masterpiece in your own kitchen.

Tartufata’s origins trace back to the lush truffle forests of Italy, where foragers would hunt for these prized fungi treasures. Over time, they perfected the art of preserving truffles by combining them with aromatic olive oil, and seasonings to be called Tartufata or Tartufo.

The result? A versatile and intensely flavorful condiment that can elevate a range of dishes, from pasta to steak to pizza, and even the humble soft-boiled egg. 

So, grab your apron, truffle pig, and sharpen your culinary skills, and let’s get going on a Tartufata-filled culinary adventure.

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Living in Singapore for 13 years, I have eaten this dish many a time. That is usually when on my way to Batam for golf. A quick run to the ferry terminal coffeeshop for a Kopi C and soft-boiled eggs to set you up for the ensuing onslaught of heat, golf frustration, and many cold beverages.

For those not living in Singapore, this dish is like the East version of the Western boiled egg. It’s sloppy, runny, and with different seasoning, which is usually dark soya sauce and white pepper. Strawberry Blonde loves this for breakfast, but to be honest, I get a little bored making this, so today I stepped up to create my version with the unctuous and decadent Tartufata or Tartufo: black truffle paste.

I know you’re all probably going to be moaning about me using a black truffle pesto, and that it is not readily available in Singapore, and it’s not in your, how can I make this… and so on? Well, it is pretty readily available. Plus you can order it HERE at Tartufo Del Poggio.

Tartufata is a flavorful Italian condiment made with a combination of black truffles, mushrooms (such as porcini and champignons), extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and sometimes black olives. It’s a versatile sauce that can be used as a dressing for pasta, a topping for steak, a sauce for pizza, or as an accompaniment to various dishes. Tartufata is highly sought after by truffle enthusiasts for its rich and earthy truffle flavor.

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After harvesting, the truffles are washed, sterilized, and preserved in their own juices. This process ensures the best quality in terms of sensory properties and makes the truffles ready to be used on bruschetta, pasta, rice, eggs, or as fillings.

This usually is accompanied by Kaya toast. and is served in a bowl with the seasonings. At the ferry terminal, you get it in a little jug with a saucer on the top so you can gauge the doneness of the egg yourself.

As an Ang Mo I have no idea what is ‘perfectly done’ haha. Once done you then crack the eggs and pour into the bowl and season accordingly to your liking. It’s cool, right?

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Here is tradition right here in this picture. Kaya toast, Kopi, and soft-boiled eggs. And yes, I have broken tradition with the addition of Black Truffle Tartufata / Tartufo.

I made Coffee Shop Soft-Boiled Eggs with Tartufata also known as Tartufo. For one PAX you’ll need:

How to make your Best Tartufata Recipe / AKA Best Tartufo Recipe​

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3:

  • Boil some water in a pan and take off the heat,
  • Add in three eggs that have been allowed to come to room temperature,
  • Let them sit for 6-7 minutes,
  • Whilst that is happening toast a slice of white bread in a pan with some salted butter until toasty-browned on both sides – akin to brioche,
  • Cut that into fingers/soldiers,
  • Now the eggs are done, crack two eggs carefully (so as not to drop loads of shell) and pour the insides into your serving bowl,
  • Stir in about 1/2 Tsp of black truffle Tartufata or Tartufo,
  • Drizzle a little soya sauce,
  • Then add the 3rd egg on top,
  • Sprinkle a little cracked black Kampot pepper, and
  • Add in a couple of the butter-toasted soldiers and serve.

Hell yes. I’d be happy with that. The aroma coming from this was quite incredible. It’s such a simple breakfast dish, and I love playing on tradition too. Coffee Shop Soft-Boiled Eggs ‘w’ Black Truffle Tartufata. Best Tartufata Recipe / Best Tartufo Recipe. Give it a go. It’s up there – ENJOY!!!


Tartufata FAQ

1What is tartufata and how is it made?Tartufata is an Italian condiment made with truffles, mushrooms, olive oil, salt, and sometimes olives. It’s created by finely chopping truffles and mushrooms and blending them with high-quality olive oil and seasonings.
2What dishes can I use Tartufata / Tartufo with?Tartufata is incredibly versatile and can be used as a pasta sauce, a topping for steak, a pizza base, or a flavorful addition to various dishes. It adds a rich, earthy truffle flavor to your favorite meals.
3Where can I buy tartufata?Tartufata is available at gourmet food stores, Italian markets, and online retailers specializing in truffle products. You can also find it in some well-stocked supermarkets or make your own at home using truffle oil and mushrooms.
4Are there different types of tartufata?Yes, there are variations of tartufata, including white truffle tartufata and black truffle tartufata. The choice depends on your preference for truffle flavor, as white truffles have a milder taste compared to black truffles.
5How do I store tartufata?To keep tartufata fresh, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Make sure to keep it away from direct light and heat, as exposure to these elements can affect its flavor and quality.
6Can I make my own homemade tartufata?Absolutely! Making homemade tartufata is a rewarding culinary project. You can find recipes online that guide you through the process, allowing you to customize the flavors to your liking with fresh ingredients.
7What are some recipes using tartufata?Tartufata can be used in dishes like creamy pasta, truffle risotto, mushroom bruschetta, and even as a flavorful spread on sandwiches. It adds a gourmet touch to a wide range of recipes.
8Is tartufata vegetarian or vegan?Tartufata is typically vegetarian, as it primarily consists of mushrooms and truffles. However, it’s essential to check the label or recipe if you have specific dietary preferences or restrictions, as some variations may contain dairy products.
9How long does tartufata last once opened?Once opened, tartufata can last for several months if stored properly in the refrigerator. Be sure to seal the container tightly after each use to prevent air from entering and affecting its quality.
10Are there any health benefits to consuming tartufata?While tartufata is known for its delicious flavor, it is not typically consumed for specific health benefits. However, truffles contain some nutrients and antioxidants, so enjoying tartufata in moderation can be a flavorful addition to your diet.

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