Fried Egg with Black Fungus and Shrimps

Fried Egg with Black Fungus and Shrimps is a Chinese omelette entrée or side dish, usually served with other dishes like stir fries or soups. If you love omelettes and looking for new flavours or ways of cooking it then try this Asian twist, its quick and easy even your kids can make it for you.

Fried Egg with Black Fungus and Shrimps
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Serves: 3
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 packed cup rehydrated wood ear fungus, chopped
  • 1 cup shrimps
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk spring onion, chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • salt
  1. In a non-stick wok add small amount of oil then sauté onions.
  2. Add the wood ear fungus then stir fry for one minute
  3. Add the carrots then stir fry for another minute.
  4. Add the shrimps and spring onions then stir fry for another minute.
  5. Lightly beat the eggs, salt and freshly ground black pepper, do not over beat you should be able to see some small amount of unmixed yolk and egg whites. Pour over the wok, leave it there until bottom part is cooked.
  6. Lightly mix and toss and cook the remaining uncooked eggs do not stir fry and over cook, eggs should still retain its moisture.
  7. Turn heat off, drizzle with sesame oil then serve.



10 Responses

  1. Hi Raymund, yes please! I am always looking for new ways to enjoy the humble egg and stir fried with shrimp I’ve often had, but rarely do I think to combine it with wood ear fungus. Love a quick tummy pleaser, as I’ve oft to think of them!

  2. cquek says:

    Definitely need to try them

  3. Anita Triana says:

    Wow… really great recipe I love it , thank you very much !

  4. Kailin says:

    this looks delish! i’m going to try making this, perhaps without the shrimp because i’m allergic. thanks for the recipe!

  5. I love the idea of using black fungus (or wood-ear as my family calls it) in an omelette dish. That crunchy texture makes a great addition. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Great post!

  6. This sounds like a delicious pasta dish!

  7. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    I didn’t know how to call this black thing in English! Wood ear fungus… ok I’ll remember that. 🙂 This is one of my favorite dish! Rice and this will make me very happy!

  8. I love black fungus, it has such a lovely crunchy texture.

  9. pedro says:

    We are able to purchase fresh woodear mushrooms.
    I like them but they never reconstitute properly IMO

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