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Chinese Chive Omelette (韭菜煎蛋)

Chinese Chive Omelette (韭菜煎蛋)

韭菜煎蛋, or Chinese Chive Omelette, is a simple yet flavorful dish that combines the fragrant taste of Chinese chives with the richness of eggs. This dish is often enjoyed for breakfast or as a light meal and is known for its ease of preparation. Here’s a recipe to make a delicious Chinese Chive Omelette at home.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup Chinese chives also known as garlic chives, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Optional: 1 clove garlic minced (for extra flavor)


Prepare the Chives:

  • Rinse the Chinese chives thoroughly and pat them dry. Chop them into fine pieces.

Beat the Eggs:

  • In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add salt and white pepper to taste. If you're using garlic, add it to the eggs now.

Add the Chives:

  • Stir the chopped chives into the beaten eggs. Make sure they are well incorporated.

Cook the Omelette:

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Pour the egg and chive mixture into the pan. Tilt the pan to spread the mixture evenly.
  • Cook until the bottom of the omelette is set and lightly golden, then gently flip it over to cook the other side.


  • Once both sides are cooked and the omelette is firm, slide it onto a plate.
  • Serve the Chinese Chive Omelette hot. It can be enjoyed on its own or with a side of steamed rice.

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