Pork Vermicelli Omelette in Chicken Broth – With The Inherited Teochew Taste

Holidays is almost over, but Chinese New Year is almost here! There’s probably no other way for me to savour the festive atmosphere back home, except to cook up some of my favourites here from among the list of my mum’s best dishes.

And of course, this recipe blog deserves the elevated status of being my first one of 2011! Another egg recipe! 🙄

Ingredients for chicken broth:

  • Water: 3 cups
  • Chicken stock cube: 1
  • Sesame oil: 1 tsp
  • Light soy sauce: 1 tbsp

Ingredients for omelette:

  • Egg: 2, beaten
  • Sesame oil: 1 tsp
  • White pepper: to taste
  • Soy sauce: 1 tsp
  • Minced pork: 120g, seasoned with 1/2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp soy sauce & 1 tsp corn starch
  • Vermicelli: 1 bunch, soaked in water for 5min
  • Chilli padi: 4, chopped finely
  • Spring onion: 1 stalk, chopped finely
  • Frying oil: 3 tbsp
  • White pepper: to taste


  1. Prepare broth by boiling water with chicken stock cube, sesame oil and soy sauce for 3min. Set aside.
  2. Add sesame oil, pepper and soy sauce into beaten egg.
  3. Stir seasoned minced pork, vermicelli, chillies and 1/2 of chopped spring onions into egg mixture.
  4. Heat up oil in frying pan. Pour egg mixture into saucepan and tilt it to distribute the mixture.
  5. Leave omelette to fry for 3min till golden brown.
  6. Cut omelette into quarters or eighths and flip them around.
  7. Leave to fry for another 2min till golden brown.
  8. Add broth to the saucepan and leave to simmer for 2min. Season with pepper.
  9. Garnish with the remaining spring onions and serve hot with rice.


  • Decide how much sesame oil you would like to consume and distribute it equally among the stock, minced pork and egg.
  • Never ever use cheap brands of chicken stock cube. I tried the Sainsbury brand before and it tasted like s***. I am personally a loyal fan of Knorr stock cubes.


  • The vermicelli sold here is much thicker and, I think, of Vietnamese origin. We couldn’t find the usual threaded types here and so had to make do with this.
  • I couldn’t have cooked this dish at a better time. The news just reported that contaminated eggs from Germany have entered the UK and are flooding the supermarket shelves.

1-2 persons

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