Egg Foo Young


10 Tips to keep in mind when cooking Egg Foo Young

  1. Use fresh ingredients for the best flavor and texture. Fresh bean sprouts and mushrooms will add a delightful crunch.
  2. Lightly beat the eggs to keep the omelette fluffy and light.
  3. Precook dense vegetables like onions and mushrooms to ensure they are tender in the final dish.
  4. If adding meat, make sure it is pre-cooked as raw meats will not cook thoroughly within the short frying time.
  5. Season the egg mixture adequately with soy sauce and sesame oil for depth of flavor.
  6. Keep the heat medium to avoid burning the eggs while ensuring a golden-brown crust.
  7. Flip the omelette carefully to maintain its shape. Use a wide spatula for best results.
  8. Serve Egg Foo Young immediately to enjoy its best texture and warmth.
  9. Experiment with different fillings like bell peppers, cooked chicken, or even tofu for a vegetarian twist.
  10. Accompany the dish with steamed rice or a light soup to make it a full meal.

Serve it with suggestions

Egg Foo Young is versatile and pairs wonderfully with:

  • Steamed jasmine rice: The perfect simple side that allows the flavors of the omelette to shine.
  • Stir-fried vegetables: Add a healthy, colorful side to complete this Asian-inspired meal.
  • Sweet and sour sauce: Provide a tangy contrast to the savory notes of the omelette.
  • Hot soup: A bowl of hot and sour or miso soup makes for a comforting, hearty meal.


Q: Can Egg Foo Young be made vegetarian?
Yes, simply omit the shrimp and add more vegetables like carrots and celery for a vegetarian version.

Q: What is the best way to reheat Egg Foo Young?
Reheat in a skillet over medium heat to maintain its texture. Microwaving can make it rubbery.

Q: Can I freeze Egg Foo Young?
: It's best enjoyed fresh, but you can freeze it. Thaw and reheat in a skillet for best results.

Q: How can I make Egg Foo Young less oily?
Use a non-stick skillet and a minimal amount of oil, just enough to prevent sticking.

Q: What are some common variations of Egg Foo Young?
Popular variations include adding different types of meat like chicken or pork, or different vegetables depending on availability and preference.

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