Easy Fu Yung Hai – Chicken / Pork Egg Foo Young Recipe

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Fu Yung Hai or Chicken gg foo young is a very simple dish in Chinese restaurant that you can make at home for your family. This authentic recipe is easy to prepare and to make even for a beginner in the kitchen. 

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Chinese Egg Foo Young

Fu Yung Hai is actually like western-style omelette or Korean style vegetable pancake (yachaejeon). The difference is that Chinese omelette egg foo young is thick omelette with various vegetables, meat and shrimp.

I have always liked Fu yung hai since I was little. I was amazed of its taste and ate a plate full of rice without hesitation. The sauce on top of the egg foo young adds flavor and the soaked omelette making it easy to swallow.

The name Fu Yung Hai is popular in Chinese Indonesian restaurants. It is a popular dish among Indonesian people. For halal menu, they have chicken egg foo young or chicken fu yung hai.

Fu Yung Hai / Chicken Egg Foo Young Origin

There are many versions for fu yung hai’s names. In Chinese it is called 芙蓉蛋 (fu rong dan). In America, it is called egg foo young, fu yong egg, fu rong egg, egg foo yung, egg fu yung.

Egg foo young/ Fu Yung Hai originally comes from southern Chinese coastal province of Canton.

Egg Foo Young Ingredients

Various vegetables can be used, like cabbage, bean sprouts, carrot, leeks, or bamboo shoots.

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Egg Foo Young ingredients

The egg foo young I had when I was little had chicken or pork slices and shrimps in it. Some people substitute chicken with pork slices. Additional items will be shitake mushroom or even scallion.

This recipe is very versatile. You can substitute the vegetables or the meat in it. You can even have whole shrimp egg foo young if you like it.

Here i will share the egg foo young recipe I have used for my family whenever they want chicken or pork egg foo young at home.

Easy Chicken Egg Foo Young / Fu Yung Hai Recipe

  • 6 eggs
  • 200 gr cabbage (minced coarsely)
  • 150 gr carrot (julienne cut)
  • 250 gr chicken thigh fillet or pork slices
  • 150 gr shrimps (peeled and chopped coarsely)
  • 70 gr tapioca flour
  • 55 gr flour 
  • 1 tbsp mashed garlic
  • 12 gr salt
  • 1 gr mushroom powder
  • 3 gr pepper
  • 2-3 leeks
fu yung hai ingredients

Sauce

  • 75 gr tomato sauce
  • 50 gr chili sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 200 cc water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
  • Some green peas (optional)
Egg foo Young Sauce recipe

Instructions:

  1. Chop cabbage coarsely. Mince leeks. Cut the carrots in matchsticks shape, using a mandolin cutter will be faster.
  2. Slice the meat thinly. Set aside.
  3. Chop the shrimp coarsely. Or up to your preference.
  4. Break 6 eggs in a big bowl. Beat the eggs with a fork.
  5. Put in cabbage, leeks, carrots, meat, shrimp.
  6. Put in the flour, tapioca flour, salt, mushroom powder, pepper.
  7. Mix well with a fork or spatula.
  8. Add grated garlic. Mix thoroughly.
  9. Heat oil for deep frying. Make sure the oil is hot. Pour 1-2 ladle of egg foo young mixture. Let it set for a while before flipping to the other side.
  10. Let it fry until the color turns golden brown.
  11. Take it out of the pan, drain the oil.

Sauce

  1. Put tomato sauce, chili sauce, salt, sugar, in a pot. Pour 100-200 cc water. Mix well. Put on low heat. Let it simmer. Pour in slurry (cornstarch and water).
  2. Let it thicken. Put in some frozen peas, if you like. Let it cook for a while.

Serving

Put the egg foo young in a plate. Pour some sauce, enough to soak the omelette. Garnish with some coriander leaves.

How To Reheat

If you think you can’t finish the egg foo young on the same day, do not pour the sauce on top of it. Take some of the egg foo young that you think is enough for you. Pour the sauce only on the portion that you want to eat.

Keep in a closed container for the next day with the sauce separately. You can reheat in an air fry or simply fry it on a pan. Heat the sauce with microwave or on a pan.

Enjoy your creation of egg foo young!

If you like Chinese egg recipe, you may want to have a look at Omelette with Shrimp or Tomato Egg Stir Fry.

Here is a complete list of Asian egg dishes that you must know, if you love egg:

20 Asian Egg Dishes

egg foo young recipe

CHICKEN / PORK EGG FOO YOUNG

Yield: 3-5
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Chicken or pork egg foo young is a very simple dish in Chinese restaurant that you can make at home for your family. This authentic recipe is easy to prepare and to make even for a beginner in the kitchen. 

Ingredients

Egg Foo Young

  • 6 eggs
  • 200 gr cabbage (minced coarsely)
  • 150 gr carrot (julienne cut)
  • 250 gr pork (in slices)
  • 150 gr shrimps (peeled and chopped coarsely)
  • 70 gr tapioca flour
  • 55 gr flour
  • 1 tbsp mashed garlic
  • 12 gr salt
  • 1 gr mushroom powder
  • 3 gr pepper
  • 2-3 leeks

Sauce

  • 75 gr tomato sauce
  • 50 gr chili sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 200 cc water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
  • Some green peas (optional)

Instructions

  1. Chop cabbage coarsely. Mince leeks. Cut the carrots in matchsticks shape, using a mandolin cutter will be faster.
  2. Slice the meat thinly. Set aside.
  3. Chop the shrimp coarsely. Or up to your preference.
  4. Break 6 eggs in a big bowl. Beat the eggs with a fork.
  5. Put in cabbage, leeks, carrots, meat, shrimp.
  6. Put in the flour, tapioca flour, salt, mushroom powder, pepper.
  7. Mix well with a fork or spatula.
  8. Add grated garlic. Mix thoroughly.
  9. Heat oil for deep frying. Make sure the oil is hot. Pour 1-2 ladle of egg foo young mixture. Let it set for a while before flipping to the other side.
  10. Let it fry until the color turns golden brown.
  11. Take it out of the pan, drain the oil.

Notes

Pork meat can be substituted with chicken or minced beef.

If you want to have shrimp egg foo young, substitute the whole meat with shrimps.

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