Tomato and Egg

By Chinuck | Asia Polka | 25 Aug 2021

Tomato and egg is a Chinese home cooking staple and my favourite growing up. It's not glamorous, but it's really good!

tomato and egg


  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 0.5 onion
  • 1 chili -- This recipe usually doesn't include chili, but I like it.
  • chopped green onions
  • soy sauce
  • ketchup
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cooking oil



  • Cut the belly button out of the tomatoes. Then cut them into 8 "cubes" (quarter them vertically, then cut each quarter in half horizontally). Try not to lose any of the tomato juice.
  • Slice the onion into 3 mm slices.
  • Slice the chili into small rounds.
  • Beat the eggs and add a pinch of salt, a few cracks of pepper and 2 tsp cooking oil. The cooking oil makes the eggs fluffy, as I've mentioned in my egg sandwich post.

ingredients prepped

  • Put some cooking oil and a wok and turn heat to high. We want the eggs to cook quickly and bubble.
  • When the wok is very hot, pour the eggs in. Don't scramble them, but fold them, trying to keep as much intact as possible.

egg in wok

  • When the eggs are 90% done, put them on a serving plate.

egg on plate

  • Add more oil to the wok and fry the chili and onions until the onions are soft.

onion chili in wok

  • Add the tomatoes including any juice that spilled on the cutting board.
  • As the tomatoes start "melting", turn the heat down to medium. We don't want all the juice to evaporate.
  • Add 2 splashes of soy sauce.

tomatoes added

  • When the tomatoes are very soft, add 2 squirts of ketchup.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low and toss until everything is evenly mixed. The sauce will get very thick at this point, so be careful not to burn it.

sauce added

  • Pour the tomatoes on top of the egg.
  • Top with some chopped green onions.

I love ketchup on my eggs, and this is like having "super ketchup" on eggs!

Sik fan ah!

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