July 16, 2019

Chinese Tomato and Eggs

When you think of tomato and eggs, you normally wouldn't automatically think Chinese food, right? I happened to discover this Chinese Stir-Fried Tomato and Eggs dish while out with an Italian-American friend at a Chinese restaurant years ago and fell in love immediately (she ordered the dish and said it was something that reminded her of an Italian dish from her childhood).

It isn't spicy or heavy on the ginger and garlic (two ubiquitous Chinese ingredients); nothing really screams Chinese flavors but it is a dish that is simple and brings people back to their childhoods.
While I did not consume this dish in my Korean-American childhood, I can see how this dish can be nostalgic--it's comfort food at its finest: no frills and simply delicious.

I've seen different variations of this recipe online but my favorite comes from Serious Eats because it's a little tangy and sweet, which might be because of the ketchup added (not Chinese but tasty nonetheless).

Quick and easy, simple yet delicious; whip up some Chinese Tomato and Eggs the next time you want to cook a quick and tasty meal.

The Recipe: Chinese Stir-Fried Tomato and Eggs from Serious Eats. Eat over a bowl of rice.

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