Zhong-Xi Omelette for a brighter morning

There is something about eggs that makes breakfast complete. And if you have been having the same ol' fried eggs, soft boiled eggs or cheese and ham omelette, this fusion omelette might become your new morning favourite. It is a slightly different and refreshing omelette that will almost definitely make your morning brighter, through taste and colour. Of course, your morning cuppa comes with it too. If you want a more filling breakfast, serve it with some toasts. This omelette is fast and easy, and is here to impress. Try it and let me know how you you like it.
Zhong Xi omelette | The Trishaw
The East meets West omelette


Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
Serves 1


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tbs peanut / vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic,  minced
  • 1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp palm sugar
  • 3 whole red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 whole yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1 tbs chopped coriander leaves


  1. Start off by beating the eggs with a pinch of salt.
  2. Heat the pan on medium low heat with peanut oil and pour in the whisked eggs into the pan once oil is hot.
  3. Pull the cooked edge of the omelette into the middle and let the uncooked mixture run to the side. This will enable a more consistent cooking of the egg. Cook for a bout a minute or until the middle is almost cooked and soft.
  4. Fold the eggs in half and place omelette on a plate. The omelette is still cooking at this moment because the it is still hot so it is vital to not cook the eggs fully on the pan. Otherwise, the eggs will be overcooked while on the plate.
  5. With the same pan without washing, heat some oil and saute the garlic and ginger.
  6. Once garlic and ginger are fragrant, add in the sugar and let it melt.
  7. Next, add the halved tomatoes and cook for about 1 minute or until slightly soft.
  8. Pour in the sesame oil, soy sauce and lemon. Mix them well and remove from heat.
  9. Pour the tomatoes and sauce over the omelette and garnish with coriander leaves.


  • If you are making more than one omelette, repeat steps 1 to 4 before step 5. When continuing with step 5, double or triple the ingredients (depending on how many people you are cooking for) and cook accordingly to instructions. Portion the tomato and sauce on to each plate.


  1. This is my favorite kind of breakfast!! Eggs, tomatoes, cilantro. That is basically all I ever crave in the morning (besides coffee). :)

  2. I've read about your fondness of eggs, tomatoes and cilantro. This will be the perfect breakfast!! :) If you're making this anytime soon, let me know how you like it.

  3. Yes, I'll let you know! I definitely don't make many breakfasts that use garlic and ginger, but this sounds soooo good!