Oyster omelette – 耗煎

Oyster omelette (耗煎) – There’s very few hawker food fans who have not tried this before. In this video we attempt our own version of this fan favourite!

You gotta know that in creating this dish at home, patience is the key for the crispy batter as most stoves at home won’t be able to get hot enough like the ones used by the hawkers. Get yourself 10 large, fresh oysters to add that freshness to the crispy batter that will have that ooomph! Take note do not overcook the oysters, they will taste dry instead of being juicy with the full ocean taste!

Topping this off, consume your freshly cooked omelette with zesty and spicy vinegar chilli sauce. You won’t regret trying this dish. Happy cooking!

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  • Servings: 4

  • Time: 15 min

  • Skill: Intermediate

Ingredients

  1. Omelette:

  2. 3 tbsp tapioca flour

  3. 1 tbsp rice flour

  4. pinch of salt

  5. 100ml water

  6. 2 eggs

  7. 10 large oysters (fresh or frozen)

  8. ¼ cup chopped spring onions

  9. ¼ coriander leafy part

  10. Seasoning mixture:

  11. 2 tbsp hua tiao chiew

  12. 1 tbsp fish sauce (adjust to preference)

  13. ½ tbsp light soya sauce

  14. Omelette:

  15. 3 tbsp tapioca flour

  16. 1 tbsp rice flour

  17. pinch of salt

  18. 100ml water

  19. 2 eggs

  20. 10 large oysters (fresh or frozen)

  21. ¼ cup chopped spring onions

  22. ¼ coriander leafy part

  23. Seasoning mixture:

  24. 3 tbsp hua tiao chiew

  25. 3 tbsp fish sauce

  26. ½ tbsp light soya sauce

Instructions

  1. For the batter mix 3 tbsp tapioca flour, 1 tbsp rice flour, a pinch of salt and 100ml water

  2. For the seasoning mix 2 tbsp hua diao wine, 1 tbsp fish sauce and 1/2 tbsp light soya sauce

  3. Crack 2 eggs and add 1 tbsp seasoning mixture

  4. To a hot pan add 3 tbsp pork lard and flour batter ladle by ladle

  5. Cook batter until crispy

  6. Add half the beaten eggs

  7. Flip to the other side and add the remaining eggs

  8. Break up the omelette slightly

  9. Add 10 oysters to pan with 2 tbsp of seasoning mixture

  10. Add 1 tsp pork lard

  11. Cook oysters for 30 secs

  12. Garnish with chopped spring onions and coriander leaves

  13. For the batter mix 3 tbsp tapioca flour, 1 tbsp rice flour, a pinch of salt and 100ml water

  14. For the seasoning mix 3 tbsp hua diao wine, 3 tbsp fish sauce and 1/2 tbsp light soya sauce

  15. Crack 2 eggs and add 1 tbsp seasoning mixture

  16. To a hot pan add 3 tbsp pork lard and flour batter ladle by ladle

  17. Cook batter until crispy

  18. Add half the beaten eggs

  19. Flip to the other side and add the remaining eggs

  20. Break up the omelette slightly

  21. Add 10 oysters to pan with 2 tbsp of seasoning mixture

  22. Add 1 tsp pork lard

  23. Cook oysters for 30 secs

  24. Garnish with chopped spring onions and coriander leaves