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Vegetable Egg Fu Yung

Updated on September 14, 2014
Egg Fu Yung and a Chinese egg roll
Egg Fu Yung and a Chinese egg roll

Homemade Vegetable Egg Fu Yung Recipe

Vegetable Egg Fu Yung are thick Chinese pancakes made of eggs and vegetables. Even if you don't know them by name, you've probably seen them before. They are a common item on Chinese buffets.

Vegetable Egg Fu Yung is very easy and fairly quick to cook at home. It is delicious served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Unlike the Egg Foo Young served in Chinese restaurants, this version is cooked on a skillet, instead of deep fried.

In the picture shown here, the Egg Fu Yung is the item on the left. I also have a recipe for baked vegetable egg rolls, if you'd like to give them a try too! (Although the egg roll shown in this photo came from a restaurant.) Because my version are not deep fried, they're a lot healthier for you!

Are you getting the idea by now that I'd rather not deep fry food?!

Feel free to personalize my recipe based on what vegetables you'd like to use!

Below I've included my personal recipe for Vegetable Egg Fu Yung. For variety, feel free to try it with different vegetables! Enjoy!

Vegetable Egg Fu Yung Recipe


6 eggs

1 onion, chopped

1/2 bell pepper

1/2 cup cabbage, chopped

1/2 cup broccoli slaw

1 clove garlic

oil for sauteing



soy sauce or tamari

Other vegetables, if you'd like (such as sliced and then chopped water chestnuts, bean sprouts, chopped carrots, green peas, etc.)


Begin sauteing the chopped onions in a skillet with a little oil, stirring often. As the onions are cooking, chop the cabbage and bell pepper, and add them, as well as the broccoli slaw, to the skillet. If you are using other vegetables, add them to the skillet. Continue sauteing everything while you chop the garlic. The garlic only needs to cook about a minute, so wait until the other vegetables are tender before you add it. Add salt, pepper, and soy sauce to taste.

When the vegetables are tender and the garlic has cooked about a minute, put them all into a medium sized bowl. Crack the six eggs, add them to the bowl with the veggies, and stir. Add a little more oil to the skillet, heat it to medium, and pour small amounts of the egg and veggie batter onto the skillet, as if you were making pancakes. Gently flip each pancake over while the egg still looks partially uncooked. If you wait too long, they'll be dark on the bottom. When the pancakes are done on both sides, remove them to a plate and repeat the process with more batter.

Makes about 7 to 10 pancakes.

What type of oil should I use?

That's up to you. As far as I know, the recipe should work with any vegetable oil or coconut oil. These days, we're being told that coconut oil is a very healthy oil to cook with. I usually use either coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil in all my cooking.

Egg Fu Young
Egg Fu Young

Vegetable Egg Fu Yung is made up of eggs and veggies!

What's in a name?

Egg Fu Young has different spellings, according to who you ask! Some people spell it Egg Foo Yong, while others spell it, Egg Fu Yung or Egg Foo Young, or even Egg Fooyung!

The name means "lotus egg."

What veggies would you like to put in your Egg Fu Yung?

Let us know your favorite veggie for this Chinese dish!

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The vegetables for Egg Fu Young cooking
The vegetables for Egg Fu Young cooking

Tip #1:

No matter what veggies you decide to use, most will need to be pre-cooked. If you cover the vegetables while they're cooking, they'll cook faster. Don't forget to stir often.

Tip #2:

If you'll cook the veggies in the same pan you play to cook the Egg Fu Young patties on, you'll save on clean up time!

A good knife makes chopping so much easier! - Santoku Knife

Serve as is, or with sweet and sour sauce, duck sauce, soy sauce, or all-fruit jelly!

Serve as is, or with sweet and sour sauce, duck sauce, soy sauce, or all-fruit jelly!
Serve as is, or with sweet and sour sauce, duck sauce, soy sauce, or all-fruit jelly!

Many people also like Egg Fu Yung with Gravy

Egg Fu Yung with Gravy
Egg Fu Yung with Gravy | Source

What do you like on your Egg Fu Young?

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About the recipe in the video below

Although the egg fu young itself is vegetarian (but not vegan) in the youtube below, the gravy is not. You could make substitutions in the gravy if you are vegetarian, or just start the video around 3:15, where the egg fu young is begun.

The egg fu young in this video is deep fried.

Here's a different way to prepare Egg Fu Young

My Recipe For Baked Vegetarian Egg Rolls

And Other Chinese Recipes

What will you serve with your Egg Fu Young?

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Another of my favorites! Thanks for sharing.

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      MelissaRodgz 5 years ago

      I didn't know what it was called but I have seen them before. This looks absolutely delicious. I am already getting hungry.

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      Yum! Will definitely have to make these. *blessed*

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      We order the house special Egg Fu Yung at our favorite Chinese restaurant. Good to know I can make it at home.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We love egg fu yung last night we had chinese food, will have to try your recipe

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      "Squid Angel blessed."

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      I love this! I pack green onions into mine.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Looks so good! And healthy.

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      Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      Looks delicious x

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      aksem 5 years ago

      It seems delicious!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      These look so easy to make, I never thought of making them at home. I love them on a good Chinese Buffet. Nicely done, blessed.

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      ronberry lm 5 years ago

      Looks and sounds delicious. I will have to give this a try. Love egg fu yung but never tried making my own.

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      Ronlove LM 6 years ago

      This is great I love Egg Fu Yung

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      Char Milbrett 6 years ago from Minnesota

      I have never made egg fu yung. have eaten it. LOVE it.. thanks for recipe!

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      I love making veggie egg fu yung, but never thought to include the broccoli slaw. Great idea. I'll have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Another wonderful recipe lens of yours. I would have never have thought of putting jelly ~ all fruit, of course, on Egg Foo Yung. I like how simple it is to do and then just enjoy!

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      TWOnline2 7 years ago

      cool recipe

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      So many really excellent veggie recipes in your lenses - finding the time to read them is the challenge!

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      scar4 7 years ago

      Vegetable egg fu yung makes me hungry, I wanna have a try now. Lol, Lol.

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      Tiffany3 7 years ago

      Looks good. I am a fan of Vegetarian Asians foods in general. LOVE egg drop soup.

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      Linda Jo Martin 7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Very helpful! I love egg fu yung, but in restaurants they use beef bullion to make the sauce. Plus, who needs the MSG? I'm grateful to have your recipe.

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      clemency lm 7 years ago

      Great lens, I am always on the lookout for vegetarian recipes to make dinner times a bit more interesting - this looks delicious.

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      Carol Goss 7 years ago

      Yummy, My husband loves egg foo young, Great recipe

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      You sure have some great recipes and this one on Homemade Vegetable Egg Fu Yung is no exception. I am not much of a cook but will have to try it. Welcome to the South Carolina Group!

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      this also looks great! i can't wait to try the eggrolls and this for homemade chinese take out. ;)