Chinese Prawn Omelette

By April 13, 2021April 15th, 2021Mains, Seafood
This recipe was one of my mother’s favourites. It is such a simple, elegant dish, very tasty and extremely easy to prepare. Enjoy! 

Serves 1

Makes 2-3 pancakes

Prep time

6 Minutes

Cooking time

15 Minutes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small mushroom, chopped
  • 1 green shallot, thinly sliced
  • 100g peeled and deveined prawns, chopped
  • 2 green peeled and deveined prawns *optional
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon oil


  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • ½ teaspoon chicken stock powder/cube
  • 1 teaspoon (Ketchup Manis) Sweet Soy Sauce


  • Beat the eggs in a medium size bowl, add the mushrooms, shallots, chopped prawns, bean sprouts, and celery. Season to taste and mix well
  • Heat the oil in a small omelette pan, add the butter and when melted cook *optional prawns and cook 1-2 minutes on both sides, until they turn pink and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside 
  • Add a large spoonful of the egg mixture to the hot pan and cook 1-2 minutes. When browned turn and cook other side. Remove and set aside
  • Add another spoonful and repeat the cooking process, until all the mixture is cooked
  • Stack the pancakes on top of each other on a serving plate, place the *optional prawns on top of pancakes
  • Make the sauce: by mixing the water and cornflour together, stirring well, add the stock powder/cube, and soy sauce
  • Heat the mixture in a small saucepan, stir until sauce thickens
  • Pour the sauce over the pancake stack 
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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