Chinese Tomato Egg Stir Fry is a classic Chinese dish that completes a wholesome meal. Large chunks of tender tomatoes and fluffy eggs are the ultimate comfort food served with white rice and finely chopped spring onions. This simple dish takes less than 5 minutes to make! It is the perfect egg dish to solve the "what's for dinner tonight? dilemma"
Chinese Stir-Fried Tomatoes and Eggs Recipe is an everyday dish typical in Chinese households. The ingredients are simple, and everyone loves them. Ripe tomatoes stir-fried are sweet, delicious and kid-friendly too!
In This Post: Everything You'll Need For Tomato and Eggs Stir Fry
Ingredients and Substitutes
Many online recipes suggest adding tomato paste, soy sauce, white vinegar or cornstarch slurry to the cooking process.
The tomato sauce is not necessary. The natural flavor of juicy tomatoes combined with soft scrambled eggs and a pinch of salt is the best way to enjoy Chinese egg stir-fried tomatoes!
- Large Eggs or Just Egg (Vegan egg alternative)
- Fresh Tomatoes - This dish works with any kind of tomato. Roma tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes are sumptuous. While cherry tomatoes are sweeter and more flavourful! Any combination of tomato es works too! )
- Minced Garlic Cloves
- Kosher Salt
- Brown Sugar
- Chicken Essence Powder (optional) or Mushroom or Vegetable bouillon (Vegan)
- Shaoxing Wine (optional)
- Ground White Pepper Powder (optional)
Vegan Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-Fry
If you are wondering whether you can make a vegan version of Hong Kong tomato egg recipe, the answer is Yes!
A plant-based version of this Chinese tomato egg stir-fry can be made with either bean curd sticks (yuba) 腐竹, silken tofu 豆腐 or with an egg replacer like Just Eggs.
These protein-rich options taste and look like the real deal!
Swap out chicken eggs for Just Egg egg replacer to make this Chinese comfort food vegan friendly.
Other Just Egg Recipes:
Wash and pat dry large tomatoes. Cut tomato wedges into large enough pieces that they don't fall apart while cooking.
Crack 5 large eggs into a small bowl. Add some chicken essence powder to boost the depth of flavour. Lightly beat eggs. Do not overbeat them. I like to keep some egg white and egg yolk still separated and not thoroughly combined.
Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick pan at medium high heat.
Once the oil is hot, add in minced garlic. Simmer until fragrant.
Add large tomato pieces to the hot pan. Allow the tomato flavor to develop for 1-2 minutes. Once the tomatoes start to blister, the tomato skin softens, and tomato juices escape, add brown sugar to balance the tangy tomatoes. Move the tomatoes around quickly.
Add a pinch of salt to taste.
Add the beaten eggs mixture directly over the tomato stir fry. Allow the eggs to slightly cook.
Pro Tip: Once you see the bottom starts to dry, push the eggs with a spatula and let the runny eggs run off onto the empty space.
Repeat and allow the eggs to gently cook and be combined with the tomato mixture.
Pro Tip: Remove from heat from time to time if the eggs start to dry too quickly.
The key to this classic Chinese recipe, scrambled eggs with tomatoes, is fluffy, silkie, soft scrambled egg with solid pieces. Do not overcook the eggs.
Once the eggs appear near cooked, it is time to remove them from the heat and plate. Garnish with finely chopped green onions.
Serve and enjoy with a bowl of steamed rice or noodles.
What To Serve With Tomato and Egg Stir-Fry
Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-fry can be found on our dinner table several times a week. It is an excellent healthy, protein-rich recipe to enjoy on its own with white jasmine rice!
It tastes just as yummy the next day stored in an airtight container!
Complete the meal with:
- Best Chinese Spicy Celtuce Stem Salad Recipe 酸辣涼拌萵筍
- Microwave Soy Sauce Chicken Wings 豉油雞翅微波爐
- Air Fryer BBQ Pork Char Siu 氣炸鍋蜜汁叉燒
- Bean Curd Sheets with Baby Bok Choy 腐皮蒜蓉炒白菜
- Red Bean Soup Instant Pot (Easy, No Soak) 蓮子百合紅豆沙
Other Chinese Tomato Recipes:
- Tomato Carrot Potato Soup 蕃茄薯仔紅蘿蔔湯
- Tomato Carrot Potato Soup 蕃茄薯仔紅蘿蔔湯
- 10 Minute Tomato Tofu Soup 蕃茄鴻喜菇豆腐湯
- Tomato Egg Drop Soup
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Chinese Tomato Egg Stir-fry 番茄炒蛋
番茄炒蛋 Chinese Tomato Egg Stir Fry is a classic Chinese dish that completes a wholesome meal. Large chunks of tender tomatoes and fluffy eggs are the ultimate comfort food served with white rice and finely chopped spring onions. This 4-ingredient simple dish takes less than 5 minutes to make! It is the perfect egg dish to solve the "what's for dinner tonight? dilemma"
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2-4 persons 1x
- Category: Main Dishes
- Method: Stir Fry
- Cuisine: Chinese
- Diet: Low Calorie
- 5 large tomatoes, quarter wedges
- 5 large eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp Chicken Essence Powder
- 1 tbsp Shaoxing Cooking Wine
- 5 cloves of Garlic, rough chopped
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Salt to taste
- Fresh cilantro, rough chop for garnish
- Finely chopped green onions, garnish
- Wash and pat dry large tomatoes. Quarter and cut into tomato wedges.
- Crack 5 large eggs into a small bowl. Add one teaspoon of chicken essence powder to boost the depth of flavour. Lightly beat eggs. Do not overbeat.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large nonstick pan at medium high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add in minced garlic. Simmer until fragrant.
- Add tomato to the hot pan. Allow the tomato flavor to develop for 1-2 minutes. Once the tomatoes start to blister, the tomato skin softens, and tomato juices escape, add brown sugar to balance the tangy tomatoes. Move the tomatoes around quickly.
- Add a pinch of salt to taste.
- Add the beaten eggs mixture directly over the tomato stir fry. Allow the eggs to slightly cook.
- Push the eggs with a spatula and let the runny eggs run off onto the empty space.
- Repeat and allow the eggs to gently cook and be combined with the tomato mixture. Do not overcook the eggs.
- Once the eggs appear near cooked, it is time to remove them from the heat and plate. Garnish with finely chopped green onions.
- Serve and enjoy with a bowl of steamed rice or noodles.
- Serving Size: 1 plate
- Calories: 163
- Sugar: 1.2 g
- Sodium: 672.4 mg
- Fat: 12.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 3.1 g
- Fiber: 0.5 g
- Protein: 8.4 g
- Cholesterol: 232.5 mg
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Stir fries are my favorite type of Asian food. They're just so easy to make and you can really customize the ingredients to your liking. This one looks like a winner.
Enjoy this easy comfort meal!
I love a good quick and easy recipe, and tomatoes go so well with eggs. I can't wait to try this one!
Enjoy this low calorie comfort meal!
So much to love about this recipe. Simple, inexpensive and low calorie! Thanks for the dinner inspiration.
All the comfort fall vibes!
Loved this dish. The combination of juicy tomatoes, eggs and rice is fabulous. Can’t wait to make again.
Super simple but so rewarding!
This is a great easy and tasty meal to make while in a hurry. That 5 minutes will save me time. I'm always on the go.
I could eat this dish morning, lunch and dinner!
This is such a fun twist on regular scrambled eggs in the morning! Made this for breakfast today and it was so tasty and satisfying!
Enjoy this easy meal ! It's a great dish to wake up to!
You had me at "5-minute comfort food meal". I'm going to try this with cauliflower rice.
NOthing better than quick comfort meals right?
Love how delicious, easy to make and elegant this dish is! Perfect for a side dish or entree!
This was the perfect recipe to make for dinner the other night. I had all the ingredients already, and it was quick and easy to make. I love how much flavor came from such a simple recipe!
We always have eggs and tomatos at home and this always ends up on the dinner table!
Helen at the lazy gastronome says
I love the flavors in this dish. The tomatoes really give it pizzazz!
I love tomatoes sweetness and tanginess
this stir fry turned out so delicious! perfect for an easy dinner idea!
we are all about that easy meal solutions!
I’ve never had this before, but I love it! I swapped some ingredients (eg eggs for justegg) to fit it to my dietary needs, and it turned out great. I feel like this is a very forgiving recipe!
Just eggs or other egg replacers works equally perfect for this recipe! You can't even taste the difference!
This was delicious, I really loved the flavours! Thank you for the recipe
Thanks Rosanna! I'm so happy it worked out for you!
I always need new ideas for scrambled eggs in the morning so I was so excited to try this! I didn't have chicken essence powder but I added a dash of coconut aminos and it turned out great!
OHhhh coconut aminos is a great option!
So many great flavors!
Yes it is a lot of flavours going on in this simple dish!
This chinese tomato egg stir fry looks delicious.
It's super comfort food!
this stir fry turned out absolutely delicious! so tasty!
can't beat a dish in 5 minutes!
Delicious stir fry!
Thanks Rob! You will love it
I made this stir fry for dinner last night and it was incredible! So easy and full of flavor!
Sounds like a wonderful meal you had last night!
Sara Welch says
This was such a unique and unexpected recipe! A delicious way to use up my summer tomatoes; delicious!
Thanks Sara - easy way to use up extra tomatoes 🙂
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
This recipe tastes as great as it looks!!
This is perfect for a quick on meal on a busy day.
no wonder i make this all the time 🙂
What a meal! I honestly think it would be just as good for breakfast as it is for dinner! Delicious, very inexpensive and so simple to make!
Leva! You are absolutely correct! It would make a delicious warm breakfast!
Such a delicious way to use up the last of my garden tomatoes!! We loved it!
I wish my garden produced this year more Liz!
So easy and perfect for a quick mid-week dinner!
I make this a lot when we are feeling lazy! BUt i'm so glad it's packed with wholesome ingredients and nutrients
This recipe was a hit at my house for dinner. Delicious!
amazing! I love hearing this!
A awesome recipe this tomato egg stir-fry! Perfect for a last minute lunch!
Oh yes! perfect if you have leftover rice too!
This was so delicious
This was a great quick dinner. My whole family really loved it. Easy and packed with protein is always a winner!
Healthy and wholesome in under 5 mintues!
I love that this recipe is completely new to me, yet so familiar at the same time. The tomatoes are amazing right now, so I can't wait to try it. The only thing I don't have is the chicken essence.
Hi Sue! You can always use mushroom or vegetable bouillon if you don't want to use chicken essence! Coconut Aminos also work!
Absolutely delicious and not that hard to make!
Thanks Carrie - hopefully it made dinner a little easier!
Wow this looks so good loving all of the ingredients!
Thanks Dana! Enjoy this easy meal!
This is such an interesting and flavorful stir fry idea. I enjoy it for breakfast and dinner. Thanks for the recipe!
I could eat this tomato egg stir fry all day long!
What a special recipe! The flavors are amazing, and I love that I can put this together for a quick and easy dinner with ingredients we already have on hand. So tasty!
Absolutely! We often eat more rice with this too! the sauce is great!
Gina Abernathy says
You are speaking my language with a good stir-fry recipe. We raise chickens, so I am always looking for more new recipes to use our eggs.
Awesome Gina!! Nothing like fresh eggs to go with this recipe! Enjoy the extra protein! 🙂
Quick and easy to make with only a few ingredients. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
High five to easy weeknight meals!