In Wuhan, China, this is a common way of cooking eggs. Serve warm over rice or noodles.

Ying Chang Compestine
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007; October 2020 30th Anniversary


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and scallion greens in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Heat canola oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and swirl to coat. Crack 2 eggs each into 2 small bowls.

  • Working quickly, pour 2 eggs on one side of the pan and 2 on the other side. The whites will form one large piece. Sprinkle sesame seeds, basil and pepper over the eggs. Cook until the whites are browned on the bottom and the yolks are firmly set, about 3 minutes.

  • Keeping them in one piece, flip the eggs using a spatula and cook until the whites turn crispy on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes more.

  • Pour the reserved sauce over the eggs. Simmer for 30 seconds, turning the eggs once to coat. Serve in wedges, drizzled with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 1g 4% DV; sugarsg; fat 11g 17% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 186mg 62% DV; vitamin a iu 311.4IU 6% DV; vitamin c 0.7mg 1% DV; folate 29mcg 7% DV; calcium 58.8mg 6% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 18.6mg 7% DV; potassium 108mg 3% DV; sodium 338mg 14% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
Tasty Easy Eggs Didn't have blac seasame seeds so I used regular; came out great! I had the eggs on multigrain toast with a slice of tomato and some cilantro... yum! Pros: fast and easy deliscious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I bet you never thought of putting these ingredients together! This recipes is one of my favorites. Never in a million years would I have thought of frying an egg crusted with sesame seeds then dousing it with soy sauce. But it totally works. Pros: It's so easy and packed with flavor. I like to fry it so that the whites are set but the yolk is still a little runny in the middle. Cons: It's a bit ugly. But hey! It tastes awesome. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very yummy Way to much soy sauce even in half for two eggs best served over rice or even a deep fried rice patties like when they make sushi pizza mmm deep fry in coconut oil:) Pros: Great flavours Cons: Dressing needs to be cut in half Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Just made it this morning. It was great! I had to substitute the rice vinegar and sesame seeds and I omitted the scallions. I reduced the soy sauce amount for two eggs and it was perfect! Served over rice you cannot go wrong. I'll try it over rice noodles next time. Pros: Easy different taste Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Me and Ryan love this recipe! I want fabulous (that is my simple request) and these pocket are perfect. I HAVE to share it with Troy. Toodles! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Awesome ready in minutes as well a great weeknight meal. The black sesame seeds are great I'll definitely try them in other dishes now. Read More