Friday, January 7, 2011

Vietnamese Pork Egg Omelette

I had some leftover pork mince and remembered that my grandfather used to make pork omelettes all the time. 

Both my parents worked when I was going to school so I would stay with my grandparents afterschool until my parents finished work. My grandparents lived around the corner with my aunty. I always looked forward to school finishing because I knew that when my grandparents would have treats waiting for me. One of my favourite treats was my grandfather’s pork omelettes. I would consume it on its own or with leftover rice.

I haven’t eaten this dish since primary school days and my grandfather has passed away. Digging back into my childhood memories I tried to recreate this simple homemade dish as best as I could. I was happy with the result, it’s a tasty little snack.


300g mince pork
2 sprigs spring onion, finely chopped
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 large eggs, lightly whisked
½ tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon cornflour
pinch salt and white pepper


Combine the mince pork, spring onion, garlic, fish sauce, cornflour, salt and white pepper in a bowl. Pour the eggs over the pork and mix together. 

Heat oil in frying pan over medium heat and add spoonfuls of the pork mixture into the pan. Let the mixture cook without disturbing for 2-3 minutes, when the edges turn brown, turnover and cook until nicely brown and golden on both sides.

1 comment:

  1. Add more egg and try steaming it instead!

    You'll love it!