Home / All Recipes / Chinese / Fu Yung Hai - Egg Foo Young
Fu Yung Hai - Egg Foo Young
Fu Yung Hai is basically Chinese omelette cooked with meats and vegetables. Typical meats include ground pork, ground chicken, roughly chopped shrimp, and crab meat. For vegetables, the usual suspects include bean sprouts, scallions, carrots, and water chestnuts. Fu Yung Hai can be eaten plain or with a gravy. In Indonesia, the gravy is typically tomato based cooked with peas and chopped onions. The gravy is poured onto the omelet right before serving.
Fu Yung Hai - Egg Foo Young
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 50 gram ground pork
- 50 gram roughly chopped shrimp
- 50 gram bean sprouts
- 1 scallions, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 3 tablespoon oil
- Combine all ingredients, except the last ingredient (3 tablespoon oil), in a mixing bowl.
- Heat the 3 tablespoon oil in a wok/frying pan. Pour the egg mixture and cook until set and golden brown. Flip to cook the other side. With your spatula, cut into wedges. Turn off heat and transfer to a serving plate. Serve immediately.
I grew up in Indonesia and haven't had this dish in a long time. I couldn't resist making it last night for the family. My first attempt didn't look pretty but it tasted great! I think my first mistake was to put all of the egg mixture in the wok at the same time. Either my wok isn't big enough or I wasn't patient enough. It never got firm enough to flip. I'm going to try doing it in 2 batches next time. Do you have a recipe for the Indonesian version of the gravy? It's been so many years, I can't remember what it's supposed to taste like. I tried sauteed shallots with canned tomato sauce and peas... yeah that didn't work so well. I poured half of it out and mixed in some sambal manis pedas.
Hi Jeff, I know it has been a while. But here is my fu yung hai recipe with gravy :)
What about a recipe for the gravy you also mentioned above? I have never tasted a fu yung hai gravy (in North America or Europe) that comes close to the Indonesian version back in Indonesia. I have tried to make some in the past based on recipes from cookbooks and I was disappointed with the result. So it would be great if you also included a recipe for the gravy! Thanks!
Hi Evy, I just posted a fu yung hai recipe with gravy. I hope my family version is close to what you had back in Indonesia.
The Book of Food says:
I tried to make it vegetarian but it ended up a happy mess. Half of it turned out ok but the rest looks more like scrambled eggs ! It tasted awesome though, very flavourful. It's not super asian but I served it with a cocktail sauce, it was delicious. Thank you for the recipe !
Oh, what did you sub the pork and the shrimp with? If you want a vegetarian dish that is close to a fu yung hai, maybe give this zucchini pancake recipe a try. :)
Lesley McNeill says:
Surely the last ingredient, 3 tbsp oil is not mixed in with the egg, but used for frying, isn’t it? Or should I really add it in to mixture?
You are absolutely right Lesley! I have updated the recipe. Thank you so much for letting me know. :)
Leave a comment