Onion Omelette

Onion Omelette, also known as “Scallion Omelette” or “Green Onion Omelette,” is a beloved and sought-after Zi Char dish.This simple yet flavorful creation features a combination of beaten eggs and finely chopped onions, seasoned with a touch of salt and pepper. The dish’s widespread appeal can be attributed to its comforting taste and easy preparation, making it a popular choice among diners seeking a quick and delightful addition to their Zi Char dining experience. The sweet and savory notes of the onions infused into the fluffy omelette create a delightful flavor profile that appeals to a wide range of palates, making it a timeless favorite on the Zi Char menu.

Why Do People Love Onion Omelette

People adore Onion Omelette because the sweet and tangy flavour of caramelised onions adds a delightful depth to the dish, enhancing the overall taste. The velvety texture of the omelette, coupled with the tender onions, creates a pleasing contrast that tantalises the taste buds. 

The simplicity and quick preparation of this recipe also make it a go-to option for those seeking a satisfying and nutritious breakfast.

Making Onion Omelette Yourself

 making Onion Omelette yourself

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


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs (optional, for garnish)

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

How To Cook Onion Omelette

Step 1

In a non-stick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté them until they turn golden brown and caramelised, which usually takes around 10 minutes. Remove the onions from the skillet and set them aside.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them until well-beaten. Season the eggs with salt and pepper according to your taste preference.

Step 3

Place the same skillet back on the stove and melt the remaining tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, pour in the beaten eggs, spreading them evenly across the skillet.

Step 4

Allow the eggs to cook undisturbed for a couple of minutes until the edges start to set. Gently lift the edges of the omelette with a spatula to allow any uncooked egg to flow to the bottom of the skillet.

Step 5

Sprinkle the caramelised onions evenly over one-half of the omelette. Carefully fold the other half over the onions to create a semi-circle shape. Cook for another minute to ensure the eggs are fully cooked.

Step 6

Slide the onion omelette onto a serving plate and garnish with fresh herbs if desired. Slice it into wedges and serve hot.

Serving Onion Omelette With Other Dishes

To complement the flavours of your onion omelette, consider serving it with a side of freshly toasted bread or a stack of fluffy pancakes. The omelette’s savoury profile pairs exceptionally well with a crisp green salad or roasted tomatoes. For those seeking a heartier meal, serve it alongside crispy bacon or grilled sausages. 

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish is rich in protein from eggs, which is essential for muscle repair, tissue growth, and overall body functions.
  2. Eggs Nutrients: Eggs are a valuable source of vitamins such as vitamin D, B12, and minerals like selenium and choline, contributing to bone health and brain development.
  3. Onion Benefits: Onions provide essential nutrients like vitamin C, B6, and folate. They also contain antioxidants like quercetin, which may help reduce inflammation and protect against certain diseases.
  4. Digestive Health: The inclusion of onions in the omelette provides dietary fiber, promoting healthy digestion and supporting bowel regularity.
  5. Low-Calorie Option: Onion Omelette is a relatively low-calorie dish, making it suitable for those watching their calorie intake.
  6. Versatility: This dish can be customized with additional ingredients like herbs, bell peppers, or tomatoes, adding extra nutritional value and enhancing its taste.
  7. Balanced Meal: When served with a side of salad or whole grains, Onion Omelette can create a well-balanced meal, offering a mix of nutrients.
  8. Antioxidants: The combination of onions and eggs provides antioxidants, helping combat free radicals and supporting overall health.
  9. Comforting and Satisfying: The delicious taste and fluffy texture of Onion Omelette make it a comforting and satisfying meal option for any time of the day.

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 onion omelette 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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