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Oyster Mushroom Egg Foo Young

A Culinary Twist: Oyster Mushroom Egg Foo Young for Vegetarians

oyster mushroom egg foo young

Greetings, fellow foodies! Today, I'm inviting you into my kitchen for a culinary journey that revolves around a delightful twist on a classic – Oyster Mushroom Egg Foo Young. This creation holds a special place in my heart as I sought to enjoy this beloved dish with my husband, who is an avid fan of traditional egg foo young. As a vegetarian, the challenge was set – to craft a plant-based version that would satisfy our cravings and bring a burst of flavor to our dining table.

In my quest to create a more health-conscious version, I opted for a combination of whole eggs and egg whites. This not only lightened the dish but also made it a perfect fit for my vegetarian lifestyle. Fresh oyster mushrooms, bean sprouts, shredded carrots, and green onions joined the mix, creating a vibrant and nutritious ensemble.

Vegan Option: For my vegan friends, rejoice! This recipe is easily adaptable to a 100% plant-based diet by swapping out the eggs for your preferred vegan egg replacement. The result is just as mouthwatering, offering a delicious experience for everyone at the table.

Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:
  1. Oyster Mushrooms: Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, oyster mushrooms contribute to immune support and overall well-being.

  2. Bean Sprouts: Low in calories and high in nutrients, bean sprouts add a crunchy texture and are an excellent source of vitamins C and K.

  3. Shredded Carrots: Packed with beta-carotene, carrots promote good vision and are a great addition to a healthy diet.

  4. Eggs: A rich source of protein and essential nutrients, eggs support muscle development and provide sustained energy.

  5. Soy Sauce: Adds flavor while being a source of essential amino acids and minerals.

  6. Vegetarian Oyster Sauce: A plant-based alternative that enhances the umami flavor without compromising on taste.

oyster mushroom egg foo young

Oyster Mushroom Egg Foo Young Recipe:


  • 2 cups oyster mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 cup bean sprouts

  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots

  • 4 green onions, finely chopped

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian oyster sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil for cooking


  1. In a bowl, combine oyster mushrooms, bean sprouts, shredded carrots, and chopped green onions.

  2. Whisk together beaten eggs, soy sauce, vegetarian oyster sauce, sesame oil, and white pepper in another bowl.

  3. Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.

  4. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetable mixture and stir to combine.

  5. Ladle a portion of the mixture into the hot pan, forming a round pancake shape. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom is golden brown.

  6. Flip the pancake and cook the other side until cooked through.

  7. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

  8. Serve the oyster mushroom egg foo young with a side of rice and your favorite dipping sauce.

Suggested Servings: This recipe yields approximately 4 servings, making it a perfect family dinner or a delightful meal for friends.

Nutrition Facts:
  • Calories per serving: ~200 kcal

  • Protein: ~10g

  • Carbohydrates: ~15g

  • Fat: ~12g

  • Fiber: ~3g

Storage Recommendations: Store any leftover oyster mushroom egg foo young in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in a pan or microwave for a quick and satisfying meal.

My husband and I eagerly served these delightful savory pancakes over a bed of steaming rice, and with the extra Oyster sauce gravy from the pan, savoring the contrast of textures and flavors that made each bite a culinary delight. Our adventure with Oyster Mushroom Egg Foo Young is more than a mere recipe; it's a testament to the joy of crafting meals that cater to diverse tastes. This dish is an ode to creativity, choices, and the shared pleasure of good food. Here's to celebrating culinary journeys!

Disclaimer: Please note that nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes. Additionally, individual dietary preferences and health conditions may influence your choice of ingredients. Always check product labels to ensure they align with your dietary requirements.

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