Category Archives: egg

Omelette (with filling)

For the fillings, I use chicken, eggplant, onion and carrot.

Ingredients:

Chicken 50g

small eggplant  1

small carrot 1

small onion 1/2

light soy sauce 2 tsp

oyster sauce 1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

sugar 1/2 tsp

  1. Cut chicken, eggplant, carrot, onion into dice. Put eggplant into a plate and sprinkle some salt. Let it stay for 10 mins. Then squeeze the water out.
  2. Heat a pan, Add in 1 tbsp oil. Chicken in first. When chicken is no more pinkish, add in carrot, eggplant and onion. Stir fry for about 2 mins.
  3. Add in light soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt and sugar. Stir fry evenly. Juice of vegetable will come out. Simmer for 3 mins. Then set aside.
  4. Heat the pan again. Add in 1 tbsp oil. Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, whisk very finely. When oil is hot. Pour the egg in.
  5. Use the chopsticks to push egg to the center. Then a big egg disc will be formed. When the bottom is a bit brownish, Add fillings to the center. Gently cover it by folding the edges towards the center.
  6. Flip it with the help of spatula.  Fry for another minute.
  7. Serve with chili sauce.

Carrot Egg Omelette

  1. Prepare 1 small carrot. Peel it and grate it into thin shreds.
  2. In a bowl, beat in 3 large eggs. Also season with salt, black pepper and 2 tsp water. Add in chopped spring onion. Stir well.
  3. Heat a pan, add in 1 tsp oil. Fry the carrot for 2-3 mins till carrots turn softened. season with a little salt.
  4. Spread carrot evenly in pan. Gently pour the egg in.
  5. Turn to low heat and shake the pan to let the egg spread evenly. When the bottom turns golden. Flip it over. I have to say I’m terrible at this. I broke it. It was supposed to be a perfect round shape. Well, life can be hard sometimes. Deal with it.
  6. Fry the other side for about 2 mins. Ready to serve.

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Carrot adds sweetness to the egg. Very nice.

Avocado Egg (Deviled Eggs)

I used 4 eggs and 1 small ripe avocado in this recipe. You can adjust it according to your preference, use more eggs, less avocado or less eggs and more avocado.

  1. Boil eggs till they are hard boiled.
  2. Cut each eggs into halves. Gently scoop out the egg yolk.
  3. Put egg yolk and avocado in a bowl, mash them with a fork. Ripe avocado will make it a lot easier. I just mash them coarsely, so there is still avocado chunks in it.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Squeeze in 1/2 lime juice, 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise.
  6. Mix well till fully combined.
  7. Scoop egg yolk & avocado mixture with a spoon and put into the egg white.
  8. You can sprinkle some more black pepper or smoke paprika  powder.

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They are super easy to make and healthy too.

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Soy Sauce Chicken & Tamago Yaki Bento

Actually I cooked half soy sauce chicken. It’s quite simple and can be done by rice cooker.

  1. Put the half chicken (approx. 300-400g) in a big bowl. Sprinkle a little oil and light soy sauce. Massage the chicken to let the oil and soy sauce evenly spread. Let it marinate for 30 mins.
  2. Brush oil to the bottom of rice cooker. Put in 3 or 4 ginger slices, 1 or 2 stalk of green onion. Chicken on ginger and green onion.
  3. Pour in 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup light soy sauce, 2 tsp dark soy sauce, and 2 tsp sugar.
  4. Cover the lid, press cooking button. When it’s done, flip the chicken over. Cover the lid and press button again.
  5. When it’s done again, don’t open the lid immediately. Let it be tightly closed for another 10 mins. After that, it’s ready to serve.

For tamago yaki:

Beat 2 eggs in a bowl. Add in 1 tsp milk and 1 pinch salt. Blend well.

Heat a pan (I used the normal round shape pan not the square type). Brush a little oil. Pour 1/3 egg in. Gently stir with chopsticks. Push all the egg to one side of the pan. Pour in a little more egg. When it starts to solidify, Roll the egg from the previous egg side to the other. Repeat the step till finish all the egg.

Cool down and cut into slices.

To make my husband eat more vegetables, I added in some broccoli, cauliflower and cherry tomatoes.

He loved it and finished them all.

Braised Pork With Quail Eggs & Bamboo Shoot

This dish is a combination of meat, egg, and vegetable. It’s actually an updated version of braised pork (红烧肉 Hong Shao Rou).

  1. Boil quail eggs in hot water for 5 mins. Soak them in ice cold water immediately. Then remove the egg shell.
  2. Heat a pan. Sear Pork chunks. Pork belly is the best choice. Fry pork till fat comes out and turns a bit brownish.
  3. Add bamboo shoot slices in and stir fry a bit with pork.
  4. Drizzle in 1 tsp cooking wine, 1 tsp light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar, ginger slices and bayleaf. Pour in enough hot water to cover all the ingredients.
  5. Also add in quail eggs. Lid on and simmer with low medium heat for 20-30 mins.
  6. turn up the heat and reduce the sauce.

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Serve hot.

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Sauce is perfect to go with rice. My husband will always add sauce to his rice.

Quail eggs are also tasty.

Tomato & Egg Soup

I’ve been having this soup since I was very little. There is a little difference between the soup in the southern and northern China. Usually, southerners like soup and they like the soup that cooked for hours. I know many northerners like my family don’t consume too much time cooking soup. So fast soup like this tomato & egg tofu is popular in north.

Ingredients:

tomatoes 2

egg 1

1 pack tofu (optional)

salt

water

chopped spring onion

sesame oil

  1. Cut a cross at the bottom of tomatoes. Soak them in hot water for a little while. Then it can be peeled easily. Chop tomatoes into small cubes.
  2. Cut tofu into small pieces. Tofu is not a must-have ingredient in this soup. You can skip this step if you don’t have.
  3. Beat 1 egg into a bowl.
  4. Heat a pan. Drizzle in a little oil. Add in tomato pieces. Turn to low heat. Stir fry tomatoes till it turns very softened and mashed.
  5. Pour in 1/2 1 cup water. Also add in tofu if you have. Simmer for 5-8 mins.
  6. Dissolve 2 tsp starch in 1 tbsp water, and add into the soup. Stir well.
  7. Stir soup with a spoon and pour in beaten egg at the same time. cook for another 1 min to get egg done.
  8. Season with salt.

Garnish with spring onion and drizzle in sesame oil before serving.

Very simple and super fast.

Fried Bee Hoon/ Rice Vermicelli (炒米粉)

I cooked fried bee hoon before, but didn’t turn out well. I think I dealt with bee hoon in a wrong way. This time, I corrected it and tried it again.

Ingredients:

bee hoon 100g

water

oil

dried shiitake mushroom 4

pork belly 100g

1 egg

1 small carrot

1 small onion

1/4 of a small cabbage

Singapore XO spicy chili sauce (optional)

light soy sauce 1 tsp

dark soy sauce 1/2 tsp

oyster sauce 1 tsp

salt 1/2 tsp

white pepper powder 1/2 tsp

1 stalk spring onion

 

  1. Soak bee hoon in warm water for 3-5 mins or till they get totally soft (Please read the instruction on the package). Drain them to dry.
  2. Soak shiitake mushroom in water. Then remove the bottom and cut into slice. Keep the mushroom water for later use.
  3. Cut pork belly into slices, vegetables (cabbage, carrot and onion) into strips. Beat egg into a bowl.
  4. Heat a pan. Brush the pan with oil. Pour the beaten egg in. Sway the pan to let the egg spread evenly. When egg gets solidified, gently flip it over to fry the other side a bit. Then take it out and cool down. Cut into strips.
  5. Heat pan again. Add in 1 tbsp oil. Add pork in. Stir fry till pork turns white in color. Add in shiitake mushroom slice. Stir fry for 1 min or 2.
  6. Add in 2 tbsp mushroom water and let them simmer for 3 mins to cook pork.
  7. Add in carrot and cabbage, stir fry for 2 mins.
  8. Add in light soy sauce, dark soy sauce oyster sauce, salt and white pepper. I also put in 1 tbsp Singapore XO spicy chili sauce to add more flavor and spicy taste to bee hoon. Stir fry evenly.
  9. Add in bee hoon and onion. I will change spatula to chopsticks to make sure each bee been be mixed with sauce.
  10. At last, add in egg and chopped spring onion. Mix evenly and ready to serve.

 

This is definitely the best bee hoon I’ve cooked so far. My husband also gave it thumps up.

I was not a big bee hoon fan, but now I think I am.

What’s In My Husband’s Bento Box?

The biggest meal of the day for us is lunch. We usually have a very simple and light dinner. And also because sometimes I go back home late after work, I don’t have much time to cook dinner. Normally, my husband and I have lunch together at home having home-cooking food. But he needs to meet with colleagues or professors occasionally, under which circumstance he can’t have lunch at home. So I came up with this idea – putting lunch in his bento box and keep it for his dinner.

This is what inside my husband’s bento box:

Meat and vegetable are must-have dishes.

Chicken leg is a good choice, since he’s never  tired of juicy and tender honey roasted chicken leg. Here is how I cook them:

https://foodrecipe33.com/2018/03/26/honey-roasted-chicken-leg/

I also added sweet and sour tofu:

https://foodrecipe33.com/2019/03/26/sweet-sour-tofu/

and scrambled egg with tomato:

https://foodrecipe33.com/2016/09/02/scrambled-egg-with-tomatoes/

For green vegetables, and fish cake, It’s very simple. Just fry them with a little oil and season with salt.

The bottom layer is brown rice. The sauce from tofu and chicken will go into rice and add more flavor.

I also made some bean soup (including red bean, red kidney bean, black bean, black sesame, barley and red date) .

https://foodrecipe33.com/2018/11/11/healthy-bean-soup/

And kept the soup in a monkey bottle.

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I put them in the fridge. When I come back from work, I can just reheat the bento in microwave. My husband likes cook drink, so cool bean soup is perfect for him.

To me, this bento method is really convenient. Another good thing about bento is that my husband can’t be picky on food. He prefers to have more meat when we have lunch together. With bento, he had no choice but to finish all the vegetables I prepare for him.

Every time he’s quite excited about eating bento. At least I can see his big satisfactory smile when he’s having chicken leg. 🙂

Egg Stuffed Mushroom

Since last time I cooked portobello mushroom last time, my husband had deeply fallen in love with this giant brown mushroom. He required to buy some portobello mushroom when we went out for shopping.

One of my hobbies is to explore the different cooking method for different ingredient. So I decided to try this dish with this mushroom. It’s quite easy.

  1. preheat oven to 180 Degree c.
  2. wash portobello mushroom gently in water. Then wipe them dry with kitchen towels.
  3. remove the stem. Also use a spoon to scratch off the black gills to save more room for egg.
  4. brush mushroom with butter.
  5. sprinkle a little salt over the mushroom. Only a very little is enough.
  6. place mushroom in baking try, better with a parchment paper underneath. crack an egg onto the gill of each mushroom.
  7. sprinkle cheese, black gills scratched off  and chopped spring onion on egg. Avoid egg yolk.

Into the oven for 15-18 mins. Or till cheese melted and egg is done.

I kind of forgot to take the mushroom out, so my egg was overly done a bit. 😦

But my husband still loves them. 🙂