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Easy Chinese Egg Foo Young Recipe

Updated on February 29, 2012
Egg Foo Young
Egg Foo Young | Source

Egg foo young is Chinese style egg omelet. It can be made of ham, pork, shrimp or other meat protein and mix vegetables such as bean sprouts, onion, bamboo shoot, cabbages, spring onions, etc. Unlike Western omelet, egg foo young is served with brown sauce or gravy and rice or noodles.

Here is how to make egg foo young at home. What you need is fresh egg and some leftover cooked chicken, pork or even beef. This egg dish is packed with protein and fiber. There are two kind of egg foo young: one is deep fried and another one is pan-fried. If you are on low-fat diet, pan-fried is best choice. I love to use non-stick skillet to reduce the grease level to minimal.

Char siu pork
Char siu pork | Source
Egg | Source

What You Need

Serves 2 - 3


3 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup diced char siu (Chinese bbq pork)

1/4 cup shreddet carrot

1/4 cup diced button mushrooms

2 spring onions, chopped

cooking oil for deep frying


1 cup chicken broth

1/2 tbsp cooking oil

1 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

ground black pepper

1 tsp cornstarch

2 tbsp water

  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with water.
  • To make the gravy: in a saucepan combine chicken stock, cooking oil, dark soy sauce, salt, sugar and a pinch of black pepper. Bring this mixture to a boil over high heat. Then lower the heat. Pour the cornstarch mixture in. Stir for 3o seconds or until the gravy is thick. Turn off the heat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs, onions, char siu, carrot, mushroom and spring onions. Stir to combine.
  • Heat a wok or skillet. When hot add cooking oil. Pour about 1/3 of the egg mixture into the wok. Cook for 2 minutes. Use big spoon or ladle and pour the hot oil on top of the omelet so that the top side becomes firm. Turn turning the omelet and cook for 1 - 2 minutes or until its browned. Remove the omelet from oil and drain. Repeat for the remaining egg mixture.
  • Serve warm or hot with gravy.

How to make Egg Foo Young


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