Egg Foo Young Recipe

June 23, 2020  Izza Imran Avatar
Egg Foo Young Recipe

For egg mixture

pre-cooked pork4 ounces
peeled shrimp4 ounces
carrot½ cup
cheese leeks1/3 cup
Chinese chives1/3 cup
cabbage1/3 cup
freshly chopped hot chilli¼ cup
soy sauce1 tablespoon
oyster sauce2 teaspoon
black pepper½ teaspoon
salt¼ teaspoon

For the sauce

oyster sauce1 tablespoon
soy sauce1 tablespoon
sugar1 teaspoon
cornflour1 tablespoon
white pepper½ teaspoon
water or chicken broth (homemade)1 cup

A Chinese takeaway favourite, egg foo young, is surprisingly easy to make and packed full of flavour. This fluffy yet complex egg omelette serves as a perfect way to start your meal and can be served alongside rice.


For egg mixture

  • 5 eggs
  • 4 ounces of pre-cooked pork (113 grams)
  • 4 ounces of peeled shrimp (113 grams)
  • ½ cup of carrot
  • 1/3 cup of cheese leeks
  • 1/3 cup of Chinese chives
  • 1/3 cup of cabbage
  • ¼ cup of freshly chopped hot chilli
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon of oyster sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

For the sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth (homemade)


Egg Foo Young

Egg Foo Young

Egg description

  • Firstly, cut carrots and cabbage into thin shreds. Cut Chinese chives and Chinese leeks into short and even strips. Chop some red hot chillies.
  • Take shrimp and roughly cut it into small pieces on cutting board.
  • Pre-cook the ground pork.
  • Beat 5 eggs.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, black pepper, and salt up to your taste.
  • Pour vegetable oil in a pan according to the amount given above. First, turn the heat up and then turn it low because the egg is very easy to burn.

For sauce

  • Add oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, cornflour, white pepper and water in a small pot (use chicken broth if available)
  • Mix it well and when you see the sauce becoming thick, turn off the heat.
  • Pour the sauce.

This classic traditional dish is like a breath of fresh air and will lighten up your meal. So, do try it at least once. You are sure to get addicted.



Calories in serving



5 min


20 min


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