Thanks to the large amount of proteins and other nutrients found in eggs, they feature in many different Asian dishes, much as they do in other cuisines around the world.
Whether they're served fried on the top of a noodle dish, scrambled within a dish or mixed into a soup of some form, you'll find eggs on many of the menus in Asian restaurants in Brisbane.
1. Salted Egg Yolk Chicken
Egg yolk floss is an interesting way of serving eggs. The eggs and whites are beaten and mixed with rice wine and salt. They're then poured into a wok of smoking oil through a perforated spoon, and cook into threads that are as thin as hair. When drained from the oil, they resemble a pile of floss.
The Salted Egg Yolk Chicken at Satay Ria is definitely a dish for egg lovers. It's fried chicken served with an egg yolk floss on the side.
2. Nasi Goreng
Nasi Goreng is a traditional Indonesian and Malaysian dish that roughly translates to "fried rice". It comes in many forms, but usually includes ground shrimp paste, chilli, tamarind and kecap manis - a sweetened soy sauce. It's often served with egg pieces in the mix or a whole fried egg on the top.
At Noodle Box, the Nasi Goreng includes eggs, bean shoots, shrimp, roast pork, spring onion and a mix of Indonesian spices to create a simple yet incredibly satisfying meal.
3. King Prawns with Eggs
If you're looking for Chinese comfort food, then you've found it with the popular dish of stir-fried prawns with eggs. It's basically just what it sounds like; scrambled eggs and king prawns cooked and served on a plate. However, the skill comes in frying the eggs just right so that they're silky smooth and not overcooked. At Bamboo Basket, the chefs specialise in Shanghai cuisine and one of the Chef Specials is Sweet Chilli Sauce Stir-Fried King Prawn with Egg, cooked to perfection every time.
4. Com Chien Chay
Many Asian dishes that are vegetarian feature egg as it's a good source of protein. Vegetable fried rice is just one example. At Viet De Lites in South Brisbane, the dish Com Chien Chay is a Vietnamese style fried rice that is topped with egg, tofu and plenty of fresh veggies.
Oyakodon is a Japanese rice bowl dish and translates to mean parent and child donburi. Chicken, eggs, and scallions or onions are cooked in a soy broth and served over rice. The parent and child refers to the fact that the dish features both chicken and egg.
At Doujo Japanese, Oyako Don includes chicken and vegetables with boiled egg pieces and is one of several different Donburi dishes available.
So, there you have it. Asian cuisine features eggs just as much as it does other key ingredients such as duck, pork and chicken; you just have to know which dishes to order.
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