Egg Foo Yung Recipe

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Egg foo yung is not only a popular takeout dish but also a delicious and authentic Chinese recipe using eggs, vegetables and whichever protein you wish to use.


  • 5.5 ounces (150g) protein (maybe raw shrimp, cooked char siu pork or chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons oil, for frying
  • 1 small onion or 2 shallots, cut into strips
  • 1.5 ounces (40g) sliced mushrooms
  • 1.5 ounces (40g) peas
  • 5 beaten large eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Optional Seasonings:

  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Garlic puree or minced fresh garlic
  • Ginger puree or minced fresh ginger
  • Cilantro (fresh coriander) leaves
  • Shaoxing wine
  • Red pepper flakes or chili pepper flakes


  1. Heat a skillet over a moderate to high heat.
  2. Add the oil, warm it up, then add your protein and cook, stirring often, until golden.
  3. Add the onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook until tender.
  5. Add the peas and some salt and pepper.
  6. Add whichever other seasonings you want to use.
  7. Cook for a minute then add the eggs and stir briefly to incorporate.
  8. Continue to cook, swirling the eggs around, rather than stirring them.
  9. When the eggs are set, take the pan off the heat and serve.

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