Chinese Tomato-Scrambled Eggs(西红柿炒鸡蛋)Xi hong shi chao ji dan

Classic Chinese egg-tomato dish that I often eat at the Chinese Restaurant. It’s so easy and there are many versions of it. But eventually it comes to a similar taste. Most important for me is the texture of the egg shouldn’t be too dry, because it can ruin the whole dish. So, moist scrambled egg and good tomato sauce can do a perfect 西红炒鸡蛋 (Xi hong shi chao ji dan).

Total time: 15 minutes

Serving: 2


3                      Tomatoes, cut into 8-10 parts

1                      Spring onion, chopped about 0.5 cm

¼ cup              Ketchup

1 tsp                Chicken powder

1 tsp                Sugar

½ cup              Water

1 tsp                Corn starch, mix it with 1 tsp of water

4                      Eggs, beat the eggs and add a pinch of salt

Vegetable oil



  • Pre-heat a wok/cooking pan with a few spoons of vegetable oil. Stir spring onion for a few second continue with the tomatoes. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.DSC01974.JPGDSC01975.JPG
  • Add ketchup, water, sugar, and chicken power. Mix it well.DSC01977.JPG
  • Once it’s boiling, thicken the sauce with mixed corn starch + water. Stir well, set aside on a bowl/plate.DSC01979.JPGDSC01980.JPG
  • Clean the cooking pan/wok. Pre-heat again with vegetable oil on medium.
  • Pour in the mixed egg, slowly scramble, don’t let the eggs get too cooked.DSC01982.JPGDSC01983.JPGDSC01984.JPG
  • Once the egg looks soft-cooked and have a slightly slimy texture, turn off the heat, quickly throw in the tomato sauce.DSC01985.JPG
  • Stir for a few second until it’s combine, ready to serve.DSC01987.JPGDSC01989.JPG

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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