Egg Foo Yung 17-Jun-2012

Chinese pancakes, a traditional dish.


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoon water
  • 1 cup hot soup or chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup cooked pork or chicken
  • 1 cup bamboo shoots
  • 3/4 cup water chestnuts
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying



  1. Dissolve cornstarch in cold water.
  2. Add soup or stock and soy sauce.
  3. Cook until clear and thickened.


  1. Cut meat into small strips.
  2. Slice bamboo shoots finely and then into strips 2 inches long.
  3. Peel chestnuts, slice finely, and cut into strips 2 inches long.
  4. Squeeze the ingredients dry.

  5. Place meat, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts in a mixing bowl. Add the eggs and salt and beat together lightly.

  6. Drop egg mixture into hot oil from tablespoon to make individual pancakes.
  7. Brown on both sides and remove to a hot platter to keep warm.
  8. Pour on hot sauce and serve.