Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach

Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach, also known as “Egg Strands with Chinese Spinach,” is a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish in Chinese cuisine. This visually appealing dish features delicately beaten eggs, resembling golden strands, combined with tender Chinese spinach cooked in a flavorful broth. The dish’s popularity lies in its simple yet elegant presentation, delightful textures, and the subtle combination of flavors from the eggs and spinach. The golden and silver hues of the eggs, together with the vibrant green of the Chinese spinach, create a visually stunning plate, making it a favorite choice among diners seeking a light, nutritious, and visually pleasing addition to their Zi Char dining experience.

Why Do People Love Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach

Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach is beloved for its dual appeal of taste and presentation. The dish combines delicious flavours with an eye-catching display. The golden eggs add richness, while the vibrant green Chinese spinach adds a visually pleasing element. Moreover, the dish boasts a smooth and tender texture, with the velvety eggs complementing the slightly crisp spinach. It caters to a diverse audience, making it suitable for all ages and occasions.

Not only does Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach satisfy the palate, but it also offers nutritional benefits. Chinese spinach is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, while eggs provide a good source of protein.

Making Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach Yourself

making Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out.


  • Approximately 350g of spinach
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock (150ml)
  • 1 salted duck egg
  • 1 preserved thousand-year egg
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp potato starch (or cornstarch)

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2-3

How To Cook Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach

Step 1: Prepare the Spinach and Eggs

  • Soak the spinach in at least three changes of water to remove any dirt.
  • If the spinach leaves are large, chop them in half.
  • Boil the salted egg for 10 minutes, then let it cool before peeling and dicing it.
  • Clean, peel, and dice the preserved egg.

Step 2: Stir-Fry the Spinach

  • Heat a wok over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil.
  • Add the minced garlic and stir for a few seconds until fragrant.
  • Carefully add the spinach to the hot wok, being mindful of oil splatters.
  • Stir-fry the spinach for about a minute until it becomes limp but still retains its bright green colour.
  • Transfer the stir-fried spinach to a plate.

Step 3: Prepare the Sauce and Combine Ingredients

  • Pour the stock into the wok, then add the salted egg and preserved egg.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and let it cook for 2 minutes or until the eggs start to disintegrate.
  • Add white pepper to the mixture and taste it.
  • If necessary, add salt, but keep in mind that the salted duck egg is already quite salty.
  • In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of water with potato starch until well combined.
  • Pour the potato starch mixture into the stock, stirring continuously until the sauce thickens and becomes clingy.
  • Add the stir-fried spinach to the wok, give it a gentle mix, and cook everything together for a short time.
  • Serve the dish hot.

Serving Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach With Other Dishes

For a Chinese-inspired meal, Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach pairs well with steamed jasmine rice and a side of stir-fried vegetables. You can also serve it alongside traditional Chinese dumplings or enjoy it with a bowl of comforting hot and sour soup. 

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein-Rich: The dish contains protein from the eggs, providing essential amino acids necessary for various bodily functions and tissue repair.
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: Chinese spinach is rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals like iron and calcium, supporting immune function, bone health, and overall well-being.
  3. Dietary Fiber: Chinese spinach is a good source of dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion and aiding in bowel regularity.
  4. Low-Calorie Option: The dish is relatively low in calories, making it suitable for those watching their calorie intake while enjoying a flavorful meal.
  5. Eggs Nutrients: Eggs provide vitamins like B12, D, and selenium, supporting bone health and overall well-being.
  6. Balanced Flavor Profile: Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach offers a delightful balance of textures and flavors, appealing to a wide range of palates.
  7. Iron-Rich: The dish contains iron from both the eggs and the Chinese spinach, which is essential for the production of red blood cells and oxygen transport in the body.
  8. Nutrient Retention: Cooking Chinese spinach and eggs in the flavorful broth helps retain the nutritional value of the ingredients, making it a wholesome and nourishing dish.
  9. Visually Appealing: The elegant presentation of golden egg strands with vibrant green Chinese spinach creates a visually stunning plate, adding to the overall dining experience.

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang For An Authentic Zi Char Experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Gold & Silver Egg with Chinese Spinach without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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