Egg Foo Young

Egg Foo Young

Egg foo young, egg foo yong or egg fu yung is an American Chinese omelette dish which consists of lightly beaten eggs, vegetables, and meat or seafood then is served with gravy. It was derived form a Chinese recipe called Fu Yung Egg Slices. An oriental take to the omelette which for me is more satisfying as the flavours are a bit lighter but ingredients make it more of a complete meal.


8 medium sized eggs
1 cup prawns
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup green peas
handful of bean sprouts
1/2 cup spring onions, sliced
1 cup light brown gravy
freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a mixing bowl add eggs and lightly beat it, do not beat too hard until bubbles appear you just need to mix the yolk and white together.
  2. Add all of the ingredients except for the oil and gravy in the bowl and mix.
  3. Prepare a really hot wok, add oil then pour the egg mix. Once egg base is cooked and solid flip it over once. Remove from pan then serve with gravy on top and chopped spring onions.

9 Responses

  1. I didn’t know egg foo yung was American Chinese, I think its also widely available in NZ. Simply great dish!

  2. Sissi says:

    It seems every nation has its own version of the omelette… This one looks very good!

  3. Hee, hee. Eggs with gravy sounds like something Americans would invent. This looks fantastic.

  4. kiwidutch says:

    ….they do it with sweet and sour sauce here instead of gravy. It’s one of Himselfs favourites. I like it occasionally.

  5. Cherrey says:

    wow this is interesting way to make an omelette.. it was getting kinda boring making omelette the same way..

  6. This looks wonderful, Raymond!!! I’ve never had egg foo young before but I’d love to try it! I know this might be a silly question, but can I make it without a wok? If so, I’ll be making it as soon as possible…without the prawns (my husband and I are allergic).

  7. Wow, your recipe is unique, have not tasted any with the gravy on top.

  8. I really love your website the theme , pics , everything is awesome !! i m feeling hungry after this post !!

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