Chinese Chives Omelette (韭菜煎蛋)

This Chinese Chives Omelette recipe will make you crave omelette for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Ready in under 20 minutes, this is a quick and healthy meal for busy weeknights.

Chinese Chives Omelette

chinese chives omlette

Introduce an Asian flair to your omelette by using Chinese chives.

Chinese chives may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think about omelettes, but trust me, it’s delicious.

Chinese chives are fragrant and aromatic which makes them the perfect addition to an egg omelette.

Serve it with a bowl of rice and you’re all set.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chinese Chives Omelette

chinese chives omlette

What can I serve this dish with?

Serve this with main dishes like Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks (氣炸鍋雞脾) and a soup such as Green Radish Carrot and Pork Soup (青紅蘿蔔豬腱湯).

Can I prepare this in advance?

Yes. You can prepare this in advance and reheat it in the microwave. You can store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can this dish be frozen?

Yes. This can be frozen for up to 3 months. To serve, simply thaw and reheat in the microwave.

chinese chives omlette

Chinese Chives Omelette

Elaine Fung
This recipe needs only two ingredients, eggs and Chinese chives to create a delicious savory omelet with juicy, crunchy and garlicky chives.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Egg
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 servings
Calories 187 kcal


  • 6 Extra Large Eggs Beaten
  • 1 1/2 Cups Chinese Chives Diced
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp White Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Oil


  • Beat the eggs and add the salt, combine well.
  • Rinse and pat dry the chives with paper towels.
  • Diced the chives to 1.5 cm pieces and add them to the egg mixture.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan to medium-high.
  • Add egg mixture and immediately reduce heat to medium-low.
  • When the egg mixture begins to set, gently scramble the center.
  • After 3 minutes, or when the omelet base is set, flip it over.
  • Cook for another 3 minutes or until the base is set.
  • Cut into wedges and serve hot.


1. Fresh chives are bright green, they have an onion-like smell, and the stalks feel firm when held upright. Discard limp wilted stalks before using.
2. Remove the bottom part and the tapering ends of the chives before dicing.
3. Chives cook quickly, and dicing them into medium size pieces gives a good crunch and texture to the omelet.

1 thought on “Chinese Chives Omelette (韭菜煎蛋)”

  1. 5 stars
    Hi ! Thanks for sharing this recipe. As a second generation Asian, I wasn’t able to inherit the recipe from my Japanese mom before she passed away. This brings her memories back to life to me.

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