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Egg Foo Yung Recipe

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Here’s a great breakfast idea for anyone looking for something different – Egg Foo Yung. Egg foo yung is a dish found in Chinese American cuisine. Many of you have probably tried it at the Chinese buffets in the United States. It is basically an omelet or pancake with vegetables mixed into it. Feel free to add in or replace whatever vegetables you like or dislike. If you don’t like ham, shrimp or chicken would go great as well. There are a couple ways to cook this – the first way is to cook it on the bottom and then fold it over like an omelet. The second way is to cook it like a pancake. I used the omelet method myself because I wanted it to a little thicker. What I found great about this recipe is the foo yung sauce, it’s absolutely delicious! The foo yung sauce is just a simple combination of chicken broth, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Let me know how it turns out. Enjoy.
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Egg Foo Yung Recipe

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  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • ¼ cup green onion (minced)
  • ¼ cup bamboo shoots (minced)
  • 4 water chestnuts (minced)
  • ¼ cup slivered ham
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • oil (for cooking)
  • Foo Yung Sauce-
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. In a bowl mix together eggs, vegetables,  ham and soy sauce.
  2. Heat a skillet with a little bit of oil or cooking spray and add 1/3 cup of the egg mixture. Cook either as you would a pancake, once lightly browned on one side flip and brown the other, or fold as you would an omelet. Repeat until the egg mixture is gone.
  3. To make foo yung sauce – Add chicken broth, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar to a saucepan. Bring sauce to a boil. Meanwhile, combine cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl. When the sauce starts boiling, stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook, stirring until sauce is thickening and bubbling.
  • Author: Bobby
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Thursday 19th of September 2013

SO good! LOL...I did put almost completely different ingredients in the omelette (diced red and green capsicum kept the bamboo and water chestnuts, but added quick sautéed onion and chopped prawns....) added a little less sugar in the sauce but added a couple drops of sesame oil...AWESOME!!!! Will be making again and again!!!!


Tuesday 11th of June 2013

near perfect - the only thing was i didn't want to add sugar, thought it would be too sweet-ish.

five stars otherwise !!!!!

p.s. like the idea of sesame oil but hubby did not, different strokes!


Thursday 23rd of May 2013

Have wanted to make this dish for ages. Used king prawns instead of ham and water chestnuts. Absolutely delicious and will be making regularly. Thanks!

Julie Piltz

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

VERY good pancakes! I added a little sesame oil & peanut oil to make them fluffy and they were delicious! The sauce though was inedible...... It wasn't similar in any way to sauce I had made before or had in restaurants. I will continue to make these pancakes but revert to my gravy recipe from my old recipe.


Saturday 6th of October 2012

Oh my goodness!! This is sooo delicious! It taste even better than what I get at the restaurant. The sauce has such a great flavor. Thank you for a great recipe. I love this site. All of your recipes that I have made so far have been awesome. The pictures are great too!! I look forward to trying more of your recipes. :-)