Golden Mui Fan

Golden Mui Fan, a well-liked and sought-after Zi Char dish, is a comforting and indulgent rice dish that offers a delightful burst of flavors. This delectable creation features a bed of steamed rice topped with a rich and creamy gravy, usually made with a combination of seafood like prawns, scallops, and squid, all cooked in a savory egg-based sauce. The dish’s name “Golden Mui Fan” translates to “Golden Wrapped Rice,” referring to the luscious egg sauce enveloping the rice. Its velvety texture, succulent seafood, and the comforting warmth of the dish make Golden Mui Fan a favorite choice among diners seeking a lavish and unforgettable addition to their Zi Char dining experience.

Why Do People Love Golden Mui Fan

People are drawn to the enticing flavours and textures that Golden Mui Fan offers. The succulent pieces of meat, such as chicken, pork, or seafood, are marinated to perfection, infusing them with a depth of flavour. Paired with vibrant vegetables, like crunchy snow peas or earthy mushrooms, this dish provides a delightful medley of tastes and textures. 

The star of the show, however, is the golden sauce that bathes the rice. It is a harmonious blend of savoury oyster sauce, aromatic soy sauce, and fragrant stock that coats the grains with a luscious, umami-rich glaze. The result is a symphony of flavours that will leave you yearning for more.

Making Golden Mui Fan Yourself

making Mui Fan yourself

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


  • 300g boneless chicken (or your preferred protein)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 100g snow peas, trimmed
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Golden Mui Fan

Step 1

In a wok or large pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion, and sauté until fragrant and lightly golden.

Step 2

Add the chicken (or your preferred protein) to the pan and cook until it is no longer pink. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Step 3

Once the chicken is cooked through, add the red bell pepper, snow peas, and mushrooms. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.

Step 4

In a small bowl, whisk together the oyster sauce, soy sauce, and chicken stock. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables in the pan. Stir well to coat everything evenly.

Step 5

Add the cooked jasmine rice to the pan and gently mix it with the sauce, chicken, and vegetables. Cook for a few more minutes until the rice is heated through.

Step 6

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves for a burst of freshness and aroma.

Serving Golden Mui Fan With Other Dishes 

Golden Mui Fan is a versatile dish that pairs well with a variety of accompaniments. For a complete Cantonese meal, serve it alongside steamed or stir-fried vegetables, such as bok choy or gai lan. For those seeking a heartier option, it can be enjoyed with crispy fried wontons or spring rolls. The delicate flavours of Golden Mui Fan also complement a bowl of hot and sour soup, adding a satisfying balance to the meal.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish typically contains a variety of seafood like prawns, scallops, and squid, providing essential amino acids for various bodily functions and muscle repair.
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Seafood like prawns and scallops are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, supporting heart health and reducing inflammation.
  3. Vitamins and Minerals: The seafood components offer vitamins like B12 and minerals like zinc and selenium, contributing to energy production and immune function.
  4. Healthy Fats: The dish’s creamy sauce often contains eggs, adding healthy fats and choline, essential for brain health and nerve function.
  5. Carbohydrates: Golden Mui Fan provides a source of carbohydrates from the rice, offering energy for daily activities and bodily functions.
  6. Calcium: Scallops and other seafood contribute to the dish’s calcium content, promoting bone health.
  7. Antioxidants: Seafood contains antioxidants like astaxanthin, which help protect the body from oxidative stress and support skin health.
  8. Fiber: Depending on the preparation, the dish may include vegetables or other fiber-rich ingredients, supporting healthy digestion.
  9. Flavor and Comfort: The rich, creamy, and comforting nature of Golden Mui Fan provides emotional satisfaction, making it a delightful and nourishing meal.

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 Golden Mui Fan 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. 

Join us for a memorable meal, where affordability meets genuine culinary excellence, promising to satisfy your taste buds and leave you with cherished moments.

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