Thai Sweet and Sour Fried Egg (Kai Look Keay)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a simple Thai dish for everyone who like to taste exotic taste of egg. Easy and fast to cook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil egg and peel the shell.
  2. Let the egg dry for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour cooking oil into the pan and fry the boiled egg until the skin starts to be crispy and brown.
  4. Take the egg out of the pan and remove the excess oil by placing on the clean kitchen napkin.
  5. Mix the tamarind paste, sugar with water and heat up until boiled.
  6. Taste the sauce as you want. you may add salt if you want.
  7. Pour the sauce on top of fried boiled eggs.
  8. Garnish the dish with fried shallots(red onion).
  9. Serve with hot rice.


Most Helpful

WOW!! This is EXCELLENT!! I'll admit I was a bit leary but YUMMMMMMM!!! I brought the eggs to aboil & shut the heat. Let them sit for a bit, then peeled & dried them. The idea being that I didn't want them overcooked. They brown up VERY quickly in the hot oil! And be sure not to overfill your pot. ;) I probably used more than 2T tamarind - I used a regular tablespoon not a measuring TB. I was very worried it would be too sweet. What I did worked out perfectly for us. I made 8 eggs for 4 people. Dh went & fried an extra couple eggs for himself. I served this over basmati rice. Absolutely delicious!! Thank you!! Made for My 3 Chefs 11/08.

Elmotoo November 30, 2008

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