Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 7 mins

Common Cantonese dish well-known among all families. Its taste is fluffy and tender. This dish is simple and cheap. Both suitable for the old and kids. Try it -- You can add what you like inside the eggs such as meat, shrimps, mushrooms or anything else.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the first five ingredients well.
  2. Pour the mixture into a shallow saucer.
  3. Steam the mixture over boiling water, or you can steam it inside rice cooker above rice, until it is just cooked (about 7 minutes).
  4. Sprinkle the spring onion on top.
  5. Add soy sauce on top to suit your taste.
  6. Serve hot with rice and other dishes.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious! I prepared it with milk instead of water and added some frozen spinach. It came out great - thanks for sharing.

Clara12 May 31, 2003

I soaked some dried Chinese mushrooms and used the soaking liquid instead of water. This with the mushrooms gave a good taste to the dish. I served it with hoi sin sauce over rice. Nice dinner. Thanks Rita Wu.

Tebo April 19, 2005

Thank you for the simple recipe. For better taste, I used chicken stock, instead of water. However, after 7 minutes of steam time, the egg mixture below the surface layer is still uncooked. I took 15 minutes for the whole mixture to set. Kindly review the cook time. Thank you.

S S Lee December 20, 2004