Prawn Omelette

Prawn Omelette, also known as “Shrimp Omelette,” is a popular and well-liked Zi Char dish. This delightful creation combines succulent prawns with beaten eggs, seasoned with a harmonious blend of spices and sauces. The dish’s widespread appeal can be attributed to its comforting taste, ease of preparation, and the irresistible combination of tender prawns and fluffy eggs. The rich flavor and satisfying texture make it a sought-after choice among diners seeking a quick, delicious, and enjoyable addition to their Zi Char dining experience.

Why Do People Love Prawn Omelette

Prawn Omelette is a popular dish because of its savoury taste and the combination of protein and vegetables. The prawns add a delicious seafood flavour to the dish, while the omelette provides a fluffy texture that complements the juicy prawns.

In addition, prawn omelette is easy to prepare and can be customised to suit personal tastes. Some people like to add onions, tomatoes, and other vegetables to their omelette, while others prefer to keep it simple with just prawns and eggs. Overall, Prawn Omelette is a satisfying and flavourful dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Making Prawn Omelette Yourself

making Prawn Omelette yourself

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


  • 200g fresh prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (optional for heat)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or spring onions for garnish

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

How To Cook Prawn Omelette

Step 1

In a bowl, whisk the eggs until well beaten. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Step 2

Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté until fragrant and lightly golden.

Step 3

Add the prawns to the pan and cook until they turn pink and are cooked through approximately 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

If desired, add the chopped red chilli for a touch of heat and sauté for an additional minute.

Step 5

Pour the beaten eggs evenly over the prawns and allow them to cook undisturbed for a minute or until the edges start to set.

Step 6

Gently fold the omelette in half using a spatula and cook for another minute or until the eggs are fully set and lightly golden.

Step 7

Drizzle the soy sauce over the omelette and garnish with fresh cilantro or spring onions.

Step 8

Remove the omelette from the pan, slice it into wedges, and serve hot.

Serving Prawn Omelette With Other Dishes

To complement the delectable flavours of Prawn Omelette, consider serving it with a side of steamed jasmine rice or garlic fried rice. For a complete meal, pair it with a refreshing cucumber salad or stir-fried vegetables.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish contains protein from both prawns and eggs, providing essential amino acids necessary for various bodily functions and tissue repair.
  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Prawns are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health and brain function.
  3. Vitamins: Prawn Omelette includes vitamins such as vitamin D, B12, and selenium from eggs, contributing to bone health and overall well-being.
  4. Minerals: Prawns provide essential minerals like iron, phosphorus, and zinc, which support blood health, bone strength, and immune function.
  5. Low-Carbohydrate Option: The dish is relatively low in carbohydrates, making it suitable for those following a low-carb or keto diet.
  6. Antioxidants: Prawns contain antioxidants like astaxanthin, which may help reduce oxidative stress in the body.
  7. Rich Flavor Profile: The combination of prawns and eggs creates a delectable and flavorful dish that appeals to a wide range of taste preferences.
  8. Balanced Meal: When served with a side of vegetables or whole grains, Prawn Omelette can create a well-balanced meal, offering a mix of nutrients.
  9. Comforting and Satisfying: The combination of protein-rich prawns and eggs in Prawn Omelette provides a comforting and satisfying meal option suitable 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 Prawn 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. 

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