A recipe of a chinese dish--Scrambled eggs with tomato

Scrambled eggs with tomato - Scrambled eggs with tomato
It tastes sweet and sour
China
February 22, 2008 1:55am CST
Now I will tell you a chinese dish named Scrambled eggs with tomato.It is a homely dish and very simple. Ingredients: 3 eggs,2 tomatoes,1 teaspoon salt,pinch of pepper,1 teaspoon of sugar,100g oil,1 tablespoon of water Preparation: First,wash the tomatos and then in chunks.Then,beat up the eggs. Method: First,heat the wok and add the oil in it. Second,when the oil hot,add the eggs.cllk,stirring,until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry.Then add the tomatos inthe wok,add the salt,pepper and sugar into the wok,stirring. Third,add 1 tablespoon of water in the wok,stirring one to two minutes till the tomatos be soft.Remove from wok. P.S.If you don't like sweet,you needn't add the sugar. This dish tastes sweet and sour.I like eat it with rice,delicious!
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17 responses
@madlees (1381)
• India
26 Feb 08
Hi Shane, We add onions and green chillies or adash of chilli powder to make it spicy but no sugar please. I make like this, fry the onions till they are transparent add gchopped green chillies and tomatoes, then add eggs and scramble. Only salt we add, no sugar. If I have some grated coconut in hand I add that also. It makes out a nice side dish for phulkas and plain, hot steaming rice and curry of course.
• China
27 Feb 08
That sounds very novelty to add coconut in dish to me.because coconut is unwonted in my city.But I hope I have chance to taste the dish with it.Thanks for your recipe.And nice to meet you!
@manya_pearl (1903)
• Singapore
26 Feb 08
Ohw... this is my fave, y knw? Hmmm... my mom cooked this food for me. She is not only mix egg with tomato but also garlic and red chili. The taste is better~~ hot and spicy! Yeah... i prefer to eat with plain rice, but its also delicious with fried rice. Ah, so this dish is chinese, no wonder... my mom is chinese btw. I'm only 1/2... ahah
• China
27 Feb 08
Hi,nice to meet you.I guess your mom was born in a city in the sorth of China,maybe Szechwan,Hubei or Hunan,people live there like chili.It's a good idea,maybe I will try when cook.Thanks and have a funny day!
@weehihi (132)
• Philippines
23 Feb 08
this isnt just a chinese dish..i dunno where this kind of dish originated bt there are lots of cultures that hv this kind of dish..and i love it..hehe my Ma always makes this and you can also substitute tomato for corned beef or tuna flakes or even sardines...try them..they're delicious..yummy..makes me hungry already..hehehe
• China
23 Feb 08
That sounds good of your recipe!I will try it!Thanks!
• United States
22 Feb 08
That dish sounds very interesting and easy to make. I will try it but what if you don't have a Wok? Would a regular pan do?
• China
23 Feb 08
Yes,a regular pan is ok! I am glad that you like it! Have a funny day!
@Andrej7 (66)
• Slovak Republic
22 Feb 08
In Slovakia scrambled eggs are done: 2, 3 or 4 eggs ( depends on how much are you hungry :) ) little salt (or none ... again it`s up to yuo how much salt do you usually use) 1 middle sized onion oil Shell the onion and chop it to small pieces. Pour little oil on the pan (or wok) and get oil hot. Add chopped onion and some salt. Roast it for a while ... Then beat the eggs into and stir them unitl they are little scrambled. Eat with bread ... and fresh vegetables ... you can also add sme tomato ketchup ... all is on your taste. We also eat boiled eggs with salt and bread with butter Have A Nice FuNnY Day !
• China
23 Feb 08
In China we also scrambled eggs with onion but we scrambled eggs first.And we boiled eggs too but without salt,sometimes,we boiled eggs with tea. Good luck!
@vehaileairu (2286)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
the same in philippines.. i love that too.. we usually eat scrambled eggs in the morning. sometimes we add other ingredients like onions and garlic with tomatoes.. i sometimes add it with shiitake mushrooms. thanks for sharing this to us shane.. now i got to buy additional eggs coz i got only two now.. take care shane^_^
• China
23 Feb 08
Hi,glad to meet you,vehaileairu.That's a good idea add mushrooms in it,I will try,thank you!Maybe we can share the method other dishes of our each country in the future!
@aconites (769)
• United States
22 Feb 08
waw we have the same dish in arabic culture .. we call it (shakshoka) in jerusalem and in syria they call it (jaz maz).. but we have a little deferent than your dish that we fry the tomato first and then we add the eggs on it .. we love to eat it with bread .. shane you made me feel like eating it now .. its too bad its 3:00 am lol i'll have it on breakfast maybe thank you so much for this dish maybe in the future you can tell us about other chinese dishes .. and welcome to mylot
• China
22 Feb 08
Thanks for your response!It's intresting that we have likely dish in different areas.I'd like to try the method of yours and I think I will like it.And yes,I'll introduce some other chinese dishes in the future!
@katcarneo (1440)
• Philippines
22 Feb 08
We also do the same in the Philippines, but without the water and sugar. We saute the tomatoes until they're partly wilted, and then add the beaten eggs, then season it with salt. It's more of like just another way to cook eggs, like friend, or poached, or hardboiled. SOmetimes we even saute onion and tomatoes then add eggs.
@aconites (769)
• United States
22 Feb 08
in jerusalem we don't add sugar too.. and we add onion too :D
@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
28 Feb 08
This is omelette in Australia. I do the tomato and onion version. Scrabled eggs is plain...beat the eggs with a little milk and stir continuously over a low heat in a saucepan. Another version of the omelette is 2 or 3 eggs, beaten, chop up a quarter green capsicum and chop some left over cooked chicken, pour the beaten egg in to a pan, sprinkle over the capsicum, then the chicken, pepper and salt and then sprinkle grated, tasty cheese on top. Cook slowly till cheese is melted and bubbling. This is so tasty and quite a satisfying meal. It's great if you want something quick and easy on toast at night.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
26 Feb 08
This sounds really good. I'm going to try it out on Sunday for brunch. Thanks for sharing it with us.
• Philippines
23 Feb 08
I never knew that was a chinese dish. When I was young my mom used to cook that. Sometimes she replaces the tomatoes with either onion or hunts pork and beans. It's a very delicious recipe. I will cook that for my family. Thanks for posting now you reminded me on how good it tasted. :)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Wow..thanks a lot =] Now I can have a superb breakfast tomorrow morning!! Can't wait lol.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
22 Feb 08
Thanks a lot for sharing the receipe. I have made this type of dish earlier. But we do not put sugar and water in egg. may be its a different way. any way thanks.
@youless (100243)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 08
Scrambled eggs with tomato is a very common Chinese dish, but it's full of nutritions. I cook it a little different than you. I will add tomatoes at first and then add scrambled eggs. I will add sugar as I like it to be sweet. Sometimes we will add a sliced of ginger inside.
• United States
22 Feb 08
Sounds good, sounds a bit like an american omlete.
• United States
22 Feb 08
That looks interesting. Scrambled eggs are common here (United States), but I have never seen sugar added to them. That would give them a different taste, I think. I've had them with tomatoes except they don't have the broth that it looks like the ones in the picture do. It's just the scrambled eggs with chopped tomatoes added after cooking instead of during cooking. Sometimes onions or other vegetables get added too.
@sophialin (2678)
• China
22 Feb 08
it's really a delicious and simple homely dish. my mother likes to cook it at home, and it's also common in campus eatery.