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Fried Eggs with Tomatoes

Fried Eggs with Tomatoes

This is a lovely dish, colorful, delicious yet easy-to-make.

  • Ingredients
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 300g tomato
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • some onion or herbs (optional)
  • Seasonings
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • a pinch of ground white pepper


1) Heat 1 table spoon oil in pan or wok over medium heat. Pour in egg juice. As soon as the down side of the egg sheet is set but before it is dried out, use a turner to fold up the sheet into three to four layers. Fry both sides until golden. Dish up and cut into ~2cm x 2cm pieces.

2) Sauté chopped garlic with 1 table spoon of oil until fragrant. Add in sliced tomatoes and stir fry them until juices begin to exude. Sprinkle ~1 table spoon water, cover the pan or wok. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Then toss in the cooked eggs and add all seasonings. Stir well.

3) Dish up and sprinkle you preferred herbs.


Some tomatoes are less juicy, therefore you may need more than 1 table spoon water for simmering (particularly if you prefer the dish to come with more sauce). Do not spread out and fry the eggs into a thin sheet. The purpose of folding the eggs into layers is to form a sponge-like substance, thus soaking up the taste of tomatoes.

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  1. CLW

    This was one of my favorite dishes all over China, and it’s just so simple. I hope to try this dish at home for myself very soon! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Tastesofhome

    I love this egg dish – so colourful and tasty!!

  3. tingli

    I had forgotten how much I loved Tomato and egg dishes. (also the Egg drop soup) Thank you so much.
    My kitchen smells like my mum’s kitchen now.

  4. TasteHongKong

    Have fun cooking and enjoy more, old or new memories!

  5. Jaime

    My mom always makes this at home. I sometimes make it too at my apartment. I highly suggest this dish to any university/college students out there like myself that want something quick and nutritious.

    Instead of adding spices, we make a sauce using cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar and water depending on the serving size. Say for 2 servings, we’d use 1tbsp of soy sauce, around half tbsp of cornstarch, 1/3 tbsp of sugar and some water. This formula goes well with every dish with vegetables, meat..anything really 🙂

  6. Lesley

    I agree this dish is great for college kids like me. It is easy and quick to make, but most importantly delicious! After frying the egg, I use ketchup with the tomatoes and cook them until saucy. Then I’ll add the egg, which gets covered in saucy goodness!