Omelette on a round white plate. It is filled with green bok choy and red bbq pork pieces.

Char Siu Omelette

Char Siu is Chinese BBQ pork. That delicious, red-glazed meat that you see hanging in the takeaway section of your local Asian market. It’s great on rice, in buns, on its own — and for breakfast.

Making proper char siu takes a bit of effort and often an extensive list of ingredients that most people won’t have kicking around. This omelette is best made when you’ve got some leftover takeaway. However, this is a great recipe to use if you’re feeling adventurous.

This is all about the filling. Make the physical omelette in any style you like.

Amounts are not exact, just suggestions. These recipes are general guidelines roughly aimed towards single egg, individual portions unless otherwise mentioned. Adjust as necessary. Play around. Have fun.

Season everything to taste with salt and pepper.

Disclaimer: Though unlikely, eating undercooked eggs can cause illness.

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Hoisin sauce
  • Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Char Siu, sliced thin
  • 1/2 Small Shallot, sliced
  • Several leaves Baby Bok Choy, sliced
  • 1 tsp Rice Wine (optional)
  • Asian-style Hot Sauce and Crispy Fried Shallots (found at Asian markets) for serving
  1. Beat egg with hoisin, set aside.
  2. Heat a bit of oil in a pan on medium. Cook the shallot until starting to soften but not browning. Add the bok choy and continue cooking until soft. Pour in splash of rice wine to deglaze any bits stuck to the pan.
  3. Stir in char siu, and remove from heat. Set aside.
  4. Make omelette in preferred style, filling with char siu mixture.
  5. Top with crispy fried shallots and hot sauce.

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