Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chinese Egg Foo Yung



Scrambled egg is basically scrambled. I mean, what can be different? However, when eggs (Malaysian Egg Benedict) are scrambled by the Chinese (Chinese Tea Eggs & Fried Eggs Oyster Sauce), it is known as Chinese Egg Foo Yung (Yong Tau Foo). Aha!! As the name says, egg is the main ingredient and the rest can be vegetables or meat/seafood/poultry. Egg Foo Yung is basically a simple side dish, fried over high heat within a jiffy (Kangkung Belacan, Bean Sprouts Salted Fish &  Sweet Potato Leaves Chilli), of course I must give you options on Indian side dishes too. Otherwise, I will be regarded as a traitor among the Indian community (Vegetarian Mutton Curry LeavesStir Fried Cumin SpinachSpicy Chickpeas Long Beans & Stir Fried Tapioca Turmeric). Egg Foo Yung as well as the Indian sides can be paired with curries (Murungakka Sambar, Lamb Yogurt Curry & Thai Chicken Green Curry) or soups (Winter Melon Soup & Spinach Tomato Soup). My version of Chinese Egg Foo Yung is potentially a crowd pleasing dish - eggs scrambled alongside cabbage, garlic and spring onion. 

Ingredients
4 eggs
1/2 (400g) medium size cabbage -shredded
5 garlic - chopped
2 stalks spring onion - sliced thinly
3 tbsp oil
Pepper and salt for taste

Method
When oil is heated, saute garlic.
Break in eggs and start scrambling.
Half way through, add the rest of the ingredients.
Quickly stir and dish out.
(Note: To retain the crunchy texture of cabbage. do not over cook).
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17 comments:

  1. hi nava, the eggies look very sweet with that soft yellow and green color mix- they sure look delicious too. hmmm... have a nice day

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  2. Oh I like this! Because the eggs are soft whereas the vege are crunchy.

    Also taste great with bittergourds!

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  3. I can't do away with eggs either. They are easy to cook and nutritious for any meal. I like your version of foo yung. There are not very many recipes I have seen that uses cabbage. I like it.

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    1. Its 'without'. I had a feeling I typed the word wrong.

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  4. This egg looks so delicious nava, i love foo yung egg with vege like this, it's enough to make me full :)

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  5. I will try this Nava, it is always found version of egg burji.

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  6. A simple but very satisfying dish. Goes well with old and young. Perfect with rice or porridge...And definitely a good meal on its own too.

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  7. I love eggs, especially fried eggs. I usually have a half boiled egg in the morning, if i'm lucky i might enjoy some sort of fried egg during dinner time =)

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  8. I am not the biggest enjoyer of egg my friend but this looks delicious :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  9. Wow! This would make for such a wholesome meal, Nava!

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  10. Very yummy Nava, love the addition of cabbage. something similar to scrambled eggs will try this soon...

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  11. yummy..scrambled egg in different version!!

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  12. It looks super delicious. Love it. Yum yum yum :)

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  13. this is sedap my mum usually made this for breakfast :)

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  14. Love cabbage and eggs what a delish combination this its a new version to me in how to eat it thanks

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