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Egg Foo Yong

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A classic of American Chinese — and British Chinese — cuisine, this dish is simplicity itself. The dish is basically an omelette made with ham / bacon, mushrooms and green or red peppers and a dash of soy sauce, and served with a brown gravy or a red pepper and sweet chilli sauce. There are a great many variations on the theme, with other vegetables and meats / seafood thrown in according to the chef's preferences. Egg foo yong has been around for a great many years, and it is believed that American Chinese chefs have been serving it up since the 1930s.

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