Egg foo yung, or egg foo young, is a popular item found on Chinese-American restaurant menus everywhere. Serve it as an appetizer, side dish or even as a main entrée along with a bowl of white rice and enjoy! MORE+LESS-
cup chopped mushrooms
cup diced green onion
teaspoons sesame oil, divided
In a large bowl, beat 8 eggs. Add all vegetables and the soy sauce and stir to combine.
Heat 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a skillet on medium heat and add about half a cup of the egg mixture to the pan (exact amount will vary). Cook each side until golden brown, flipping once or twice.
Repeat with remaining sesame oil and egg mixture until batch is complete.
- This is a meatless version of Egg Foo Yung but you'll also find versions with pork, shrimp, chicken or beef.
- Classic egg foo young is often served with brown gravy made from ingredients like broth, soy sauce and cornstarch.
- If serving as a main entrée, drizzle the gravy on top but if serving as an appetizer, you can serve the gravy on the side for dipping.
- Other vegetables can be substituted including peas, chopped carrots, water chestnuts or bell peppers. For best results, be sure to use the same amount of veggies you are replacing in the recipe.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- 2 1/2g
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
- What is Egg Foo Young? A staple of Chinese restaurants in America, the best way to describe this classic Asian dish is somewhere between an omelet and a savory pancake. This meatless version is a great starter recipe; on restaurant menus you’ll also find versions with chicken, pork, beef, shrimp or other meats. If you’re eating these as a meal, you can top with brown gravy or another sauce, and for an appetizer, serve the sauce on the side for dipping.