Pan-fried Beaten Eggs with Preserved Radish / 菜脯煎蛋

This dish (Cai Pu Jian Dan/菜脯煎蛋 in Chinese)is prepared with beaten eggs, perserved radish and spring onions, very much like "Egg Fu Yung",which is a Chinese American dish based on a Shanghai classic dish called fu yung egg slices. However, the "Cai Pu Jian Dan" does not include a gravy or sauce, as "Egg Fu Yung" always does.

  • 3 Eggs, big
  • 100 g Preserved radish
  • 1 tbsp Chopped scallion
  • 2 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1/5 tsp Chicken bouillon
  1. Rinse and finely chop pickles. Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk until well-combined. Blend in chopped preserved radish and scallion. Season it with chicken bouillon.
  2. Heat up a skillet with oil. Slowly pour in the mixture and give it 20 seconds to turn a nice golden brown over medium-low heat. Turn over and cook until it turns golden as well. Serve immediately.


KennyT 11/11/09 21:30

Angie, you've made this homey Cai Pu Jian Dan become a dish that can be served in any special banquets!

Angie's Recipes 11/11/09 21:33

@Kenny: Thanks a lot! You woke up so early?

Sarah Naveen 11/11/09 23:18

Oh wow!!!! That looks terrific..
Love to have it now...Delicious..

Tricia 11/11/09 23:57

Ooooh! This is my fav dish!!! I used to eat this growing up ... Hmmmm... I think I am going to make this tomorrow for dinner!!!

Thanks Angie for the inspirations!!!

Katy ~ 12/11/09 01:20

Angie, beautiful picture of a delicious meal!

Ju (The Little Teochew) 12/11/09 01:46

I just made this and it was no where as beautiful as yours. How did you make such a simple dish so splendid?! Amazing!

Christo Gonzales 12/11/09 02:51

this looks so special - and to think its eggs.

ann low 12/11/09 02:57

Hi Angie,
I would like this to go with a bowl of porridge :)

tracieMoo 12/11/09 03:26

Did you just carve a tomato? Whatever it is it looks so pretty! nice work you've got there.. :)

Namitha 12/11/09 03:40

Yummy...looks fabulous..and the tomato flower looks beautiful :-)

Velva 12/11/09 05:00

Angie, very nice! I would not have thought of using a preserved radish. I really enjoy discovering new tastes and textures by reading your blog.

Anonymous 12/11/09 05:33

Very pretty and delicious, I like the addition of preserved radish.

Zurin 12/11/09 05:36

I cant believe something so simple can be sooooooo beautiful! N that rose is in my head FOREVER..(m guessing its a tomato).m going to do that for my next dish Oh YES!!!!!!!TQ Angie :))

Sanghi 12/11/09 06:24

Wow.. looks new to me and delicious!

Elin Chia 12/11/09 08:33

this is Daddy's favourite! Love it with porridge..real comfort food :)

Priya Suresh 12/11/09 10:13

Am ready to finish this delicious omelete immediately...yumm!

Unknown 12/11/09 10:49

This looks beautiful. I really love egg dishes. I love how you did the flower ;D

Donna-FFW 12/11/09 13:28

What a lovely dish, perfect for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. Bet it tastes fantastic!

wenn 12/11/09 13:52

i definitely like this..

A Full-Timed Housefly 12/11/09 14:48

I fried this recently for lunch and eat with porridge, yours looks really delicious and inviting ! A perfect dish to go with plain porridge.

♥peachkins♥ 12/11/09 15:32

a simple egg recipe made tastier by the radish..

Reeni 12/11/09 16:58

I am hungry for breakfast Angie! I would love to have these delicious eggs!

Unknown 12/11/09 17:28

Looks amazing and delicious!!!love it.

Erica 12/11/09 17:45

This would be a wonderful breakfast!Delicious.

My Little Space 12/11/09 17:48

This goes perfectly good with a bowl of white porridge and some salted fish. mmm....

Palidor 12/11/09 18:00

What a lovely omelette! I don't know that I've had preserved radish, but I bet it was great with the eggs.

lisaiscooking 12/11/09 18:08

Sounds delicious! Would love this for lunch today.

Sarah 12/11/09 19:00

Mmmm, angie this looks delicious! I will have to try the preserved radish, haven't had that before!

Anonymous 12/11/09 20:36

So perfect to serve for a delicious it must Preserved Radish similar to Horserasdish ?

Mythreyi Dilip 12/11/09 22:59

Delicious, combo of egg and radish makes me drool:)

pigpigscorner 13/11/09 11:08

This is great with porridge! Lovely presentation.

Finla 13/11/09 16:37

I have never had omelette with radishes like this, this looks so so yumm andi just love those tomato rose in the middle.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate 13/11/09 17:39


This dish looks delicious. I would love to make it but I am not familiar with preserved radishes. I'm going to look for them when I go to a well stocked Asian market here. I do have preserved turnips... I'm wondering if I could substitute?

This is my first visit to your blog ~ it is lovely!! I'll be back, for sure. :)


Angie's Recipes 13/11/09 18:26

Guys, thank you a bunch!
@Nat:It's more or less like daikon.
@Mari at Once Upon a Plate: yes,the preserved turnip can be used instead.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate 13/11/09 19:21

Thank you for your super-fast reply Angie! And thank you for stopping by my blog, too.

I hope to try this very soon... but it's difficult to decide because ALL of your recipes look soo good!

Jennie 13/11/09 20:36

Wow Angie! This looks delicious! Nice and simple! I love it!

Beautiful pic!!

Abhilash Pillai 14/11/09 21:34

I have never seen it before and it looks good. I am not sure about the taste but I can see the photograph saying " it is really good"

nora@ffr 18/11/09 12:59

love the garnishing!! :) m loving this omelet for breakfast tomorrow :)

Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 19/11/09 00:14

oh i have some preserved radish still in the fridge, i should make it soon. yours look yummy.


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