Two of my favorite things in this world are eggs and Thai food, so imagine my excitement when they are combined! Kai Yat Sai is a Thai stuffed omelet full of some of the greatest ingredients known to mankind. I know that sounds a little bit dramatic, but try this recipe and I’m sure you will agree.
OMG look at this glorious food!
For some reason I haven’t been able to find Kai Yat Sai served at hardly any Thai restaurants here in America! Fortunately, if I’m feeling a bit motivated I can whip this bad boy up. This dish requires quite a bit of prep work, but once that’s done it’s a piece of cake to whip up.
First, we need to go over some of the ingredients that you may have trouble tracking down. You will need fish sauce (don’t let the name scare you, this stuff is gold). Check the Asian aisle at your local grocery store and you should be able to find fish sauce. If you are having trouble and don’t have access to an Asian market here is a link on Amazon to buy one of my favorite brands. Fish sauce: Amazon
You will also need mushroom soy sauce (thin soy sauce) and oyster sauce. You can easily find these at an Asian market, but here are the Amazon links. Mushroom soy sauce: Amazon and for the Oyster sauce: Amazon
Don’t be afraid to buy these sauces, they are used in a lot of different Thai dishes.
Ok guys, let’s get prepping! First, in a medium bowl add 1 tbsp. of fish sauce and 8 eggs. Mix the eggs until well combined, then set aside.
Dice the green beans into small pieces, finely chop the cilantro, cut the grape tomatoes into quarters, mince the shallots and garlic, and chop the green onions into tiny pieces.
Time to grab your wok!
Add 2 tbsp. of oil, the garlic, and shallots to your wok and heat on high. Stir frequently and fry for about 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant (be careful not to burn them!). Add the pork and fry until the pork is about halfway cooked through then add the green beans. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the cilantro, tomatoes, green onion, sugar, tomato paste, fish sauce, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Reduce the heat to medium high and fry until all the ingredients are cooked through and soft (about 5 minutes).
Pour a thin layer of egg into a separate pan and make an omelet! The egg mixture should make about 6 thin omelets. Stuff the omelet with the pork mixture and serve everything over jasmine rice! ENJOY!!
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 1 cup fresh chopped green beans
- 3 green onion stalks
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes (heaping)
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 1/2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tbsp. thin soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
- For the omelet you will need 8 eggs and 1 tbsp. of fish sauce.
- First in a large mixing bowl add the eggs and fish sauce, mix together thoroughly then set aside.
- Cut the beans into tiny pieces, finely chop the cilantro, cut the grape tomatoes into quarters, finely chop the shallot, mince the garlic, and chop the green onions into small pieces.
- Grab your wok and add the oil, garlic, and shallots. Fry on high for about 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant. Stir frequently and be careful not to let it burn.
- Add the pork and fry stirring constantly. When the pork is about halfway cooked through add the green beans and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add the cilantro, tomatoes, green onions, sugar, tomato paste, fish sauce, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Reduce heat to medium high and fry until all the ingredients are cooked through and soft. (about 5 minutes)
- Lastly, pour small amounts of the egg mixture into a separate pan and make thin omelets.
- Stuff the omelet with the pork mixture and serve over jasmine rice. ENJOY!!