Being a childhood dish that was served regularly with the endless supplies of freshly laid eggs and tomatoes from the garden, this has to be the simplest and most delicious dish in the world for me. Very few ingredients are needed but they do need to be the absolute best! A little sugar and sea salt is all you need to bring out the natural flavours of the two main ingredients and you will have another family favourite in minutes. Less is more? Absolutely! We all think this will be great on toast, just replace the cooking oil with butter instead!
P.S Tomato goes by the name 番茄 (fanqie meaning foreign eggplant) or 西紅柿 (xihongshi meaning red persimmon from the west) in Chinese.
serves 4 as part of a Chinese meal
5 free range or freshly laid eggs
3 vine ripen tomatoes or freshly picked from your garden
1 spring onion, finely sliced (optional)
dash of soy and white pepper
sea salt and sugar to taste
Slice tomatoes and set aside.
Season eggs with a little soy and white pepper then beat vigorously for a few minutes. This is a very important step!
Heat up 4 tbs of oil then pour in the beaten eggs, stir it around til about 70% cooked, remove and set aside. It should be fluffy and light!
Reheat wok again then add the sliced tomatoes season with a little salt and sugar, fry for a minute then return the par cooked eggs and mix well. Some hot stock can be added for a delicious tomato and egg soup at this stage!
Sprinkle some spring onions over and serve it as part of a Chinese meal.
I totally agree with you...if you are only using a few ingredients they mush be of the best quality...I love eggs...they make such a delicious and affordable meal. These look great.ReplyDelete
wow this rocks simple and so tasty yummyReplyDelete
Beautiful dish with such simple ingredients! I can imagine why the ingredients need to be the freshest! I'll be making some for my lunch tomorrow!ReplyDelete
This is a dish I can make straight away with the freshly laid eggs and tomatoes from the garden, hehe. Come pick up some eggs and tomatoes soon buddy! Cheers!ReplyDelete
It has both of my favourite ingredients so this is perfect for me! I still can't believe how simple this beautiful dish is! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Oh I love the combination of eggs and tomatoes! So yummy!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! I'm going to collect some fresh eggs and tomatoes tmr hehe
Thank you :)
Thank you and let me know if you like it!
I'll come over and pick some up, thank you!!
Oh I thought panda only eats bamboo :) Thank you!
Thank you and please try!
i remmeber u made somthing similar a few posts back? a dish ur father used to make? this looks as good as that!ReplyDelete
What a simple and delicious looking dish! The omelet looks so light and fluffy! I like red persimmon from the west hehe!ReplyDelete
I do make this at times. Simple and delish!ReplyDelete
This is my favourite dish! I agree the ingredients need to be very fresh, I used some tomatoes from the supermarket once and it was rather bland! I need to make some of this tomorrow hehe.ReplyDelete
Ummmmm...me encanta este tipo de recetas super sencllas y riquisimas a la vez!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much! Mmm I can't remember which dish is that! hehe
Sometimes simple is good when the ingredients are so fresh!
Haha it is such a nice dish to have.
Tomatoes from the supermarket just won't do haha! I think I need to make some too!
muchas gracias! :)
A classic dish. My mum used to sometimes add minced pork to make it a one-plate meal on top of rice. I've also seen it as a noodle topping in Beijing.ReplyDelete
How wonderful to have such a simple dish with so much flavours! Very delicious looking!ReplyDelete
mmmmm i always make this nearly morning for breakfast always with soy sauce! i also add sesame oil into the omlette mixture.ReplyDelete
Cool, this is a staple in our households too. Some people add beef, but my mom cooks the way like how you do. Yum!ReplyDelete
that could be part of a nice brunch , no? !!ReplyDelete
cheers from Paris Pierre
Wow this dish is as vibrant as the photos of your previous post haha!ReplyDelete
Great looking dish!
Woww thats a tempting fried eggs!ReplyDelete
Umm yummy yummy...looks awesome..must taste awesome too! So very appealing!ReplyDelete
A georgous, pretty , easy yet so tasty dish!ReplyDelete
I haven't tried making this myself but had tasted this during my trips to China, not too bad.ReplyDelete
Oh yum, that looks so delicious. I don't think I've ever had this before but maybe my mum was anti tomato or something :) Definitely a dish I'd make for a quick weeknight dinner, thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
I have no idea why I come here when I'm hungry but it's torture I tell ya, bloody torture!! I am an egg FREAK ;0)ReplyDelete
Mmmmm...my family favourite. I cook this very often or add water to make soup.ReplyDelete
Mr Noodles ,ReplyDelete
It would be great with certain noodles I think!
KL girl in MELB,
Thank you! Very handy dish to have indeed!
Oh it would be great for breakfast! :)
I prefer just as it is :)
Oh yeah perfect as part of a brunch :)
Haha thank you! I never thought about that !
Thank you! I can't tell you how delicious this is :)
Thank you very much! :)
You must try if you have some good tomatoes!
Oh really! Why is she anti tomatoes :) It is perfect any day :)
Eternally Distracted ,
Haha at least this is very easy to make, only take 5 minutes to prepare lol
Haha isn't it great? soup is great too, I sometimes add some soft tofu to it.
I can have this for lunch everyday! What a beautiful looking dish!ReplyDelete
Yum! I just got really good organic tomatoes and would love to make this!ReplyDelete
Looks fantastic and yummy.ReplyDelete
Mmm, this looks like a great tasty meal!ReplyDelete
It has been a while since I last cooked this tomato egg dish. I must cook myself some soon!ReplyDelete
This looks so succulent and flavourful!
Love this! So simple and so good with rice! I normally fry the tomatoes first to get rid of some water.ReplyDelete
These look so good and I have never thought to add sugar to tomatoes like this- I will have to try it!ReplyDelete
I often use fresh tomatoes in my eggs and quiche I love their flavors together. I must try making it this way.ReplyDelete
lovely presentation and lovely fried eggs..since I am an eggetarian (vegetarian who eats egges) :P this is a treat to me..ReplyDelete
Oooh, so yummy! The photos looks delicious!ReplyDelete
C'est vraiment une recette qui fait penser à l'été et à sa chaleur.ReplyDelete
A très bientôt.
My kind of food! I have heaps of tomatoes in the garden guess what I'll doing next! :)ReplyDelete
Have always loved this combo...tempting pics...ReplyDelete
oh wow, hello deliciousness! looks greatReplyDelete
love to eat,ReplyDelete
Thank you! me too!
5 Star Foodie ,
That would be perfect! :)
Thank you very much!
Thank you! Make some soon!
Haha the tummies love the "sauce" too :)
Thank you! Just very little sugar to enhance the natural flavour of the tomatoes.
Oh that sounds delicious! Do try and let me know!
Deepa G Joshi ,
Oh I'm glad you like it :)
Thank you :)
Saveurs et Gourmandises ,
Wow I'm jealous! Make some soon!
Oh thank you! :)
Haha Thank you!
All time classic!ReplyDelete
wow nice blog...oosome receipes.. I will try it soon.
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