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Egg Fried Tomatoes (Video)

This is perhaps the simplest Chinese home cooking recipe, Egg Fried Tomatoes. The tender and fluffy eggs are mixed with the succulent tomatoes, plus the flavor of garlic and spring onion. Simple, healthy and tasty. Using this easy Chinese recipe, you can cook this egg fried tomatoes dish in just 10 minutes.

You may never see this dish from your local Chinese restaurant's menu or Chinese takeaway, but it is perhaps one of the most common family dishes in China. If you want to teach kids to learn Chinese cooking, this is an easy recipe to start with. 

The fried eggs are tender and fluffy, mixed with the sweetness and sourness of the succulent tomatoes, plus the flavor of garlic and spring onion, the dish tastes really nice :)

It is such a simple and basic Chinese home cooking dish, almost every Chinese knows how to make it. When I was a kid, I remembered this was the first dish I learned.

My parents cook this dish in a very simple way and you can watch the video at the end of this post.

Chinese Egg Fried Tomato
Chinese Egg Fried Tomato

But late on I found out if fry little garlic at begining, and finished with spring onions would make it even nicer. That is how I made this recipe.

This picture below was the first photo I took for this website, not even got DSLR, it was taken by a compact camera.  The picture might not appear tasty. But I was surprised so many people have pinned this picture, amazed. Maybe it is not that bad? ;)

Chinese Food Recipe Egg Fried Tomatoes.

Method for Chinese Egg Fried Tomatoes

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 10 mins


  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • a pinch of salt for egg
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 2 whole spring onions
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • a pinch of salt for tomatoes

Cooking Method for Chinese Food Egg Fried Tomatoes.


  • In a medium size bowl, beat eggs with salt. Set aside.
  • Cut the tomatoes into quarters and then into eighths.
  • Cut the spring onions into half inch pieces.
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped.
  • In the cooking video, you will see my father uses his way to remove the tomato skin, but I didn't do this here. 


  • Heat the frying pan or wok till very hot.
  • Add oil till high heat, add eggs to stir fry.
  • Cook eggs about 2-3 minutes, till they turn to golden color and fluffy.
  • Add garlic and fry for about 1 minute until it starts to smell aromatic.
  • Add tomatoes and salt. Continue to cook egg and tomatoes for few minutes till tomatoes are soft.
  • Before finishing, add the spring onions, cook for half minute. Place on a plate and serve at once.

Chinese Egg Fried Tomatoes
Chinese Egg Fried Tomatoes


  • In this egg fried tomatoes recipe, quick frying is the key. The oil needs to be very hot. Otherwise the fried eggs will not be fluffy.
  • Some people might not like the garlic, then you can skip it. In the video, my father didn't use garlic. 
  • For myself, I don't like the smell of raw garlic. But after a quick frying, the garlic will give the dish a special flavor. Just be careful do not over-fry it otherwise it smells burnt.

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I hope you like this easy recipe for egg fried tomatoes. If so, please share with others who are interested in cooking Chinese food.

You may also like to check my other Chinese Egg Recipes such as Egg Tomato Meatball Noodle Soup, Chinese Egg Dumplings and Egg Fried Rice.

(Posted: 08/04/12; Last Update: 06/03/17)

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