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Fried Egg with Fermented Small Shrimps

Fried Egg with Cincalok

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Cincalok or fermented small shrimps are fantastic additions to fried eggs. Appetizing and simple asian omelette.

Thinking of trying out a special omelette recipe? An asian omelette? Then, try this special 'Nyonya' dish which is common among 'peranakans'. Recreating this dish brings back lots of childhood memories. I will be sure to finish my meals fast whenever this dish is served. Lots of ingredients needed for cooking asian dishes are unavailable in Europe. It is especially difficult to get hold of 'cincalok' (fermented tiny shrimps) like those sold in Malaysia. I had to use the Phillipines version known as 'Bagoong Alamang'. It is very much saltier than 'cincalok'. Remember when making this dish with 'Bagoong Alamang', lessen the amount of salt. Try this omelette. It is different from the norm!

  Rührei mit fermentierten Garnelen ist auch auf deutsch verfügbar.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 onions
  • 1 tablespoons oil
  • white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cincalok

Steps to Prepare

  1. Beat egg yolks and egg whites separately. Then mix together evenly.
  2. Mix oil, onions, a dash of pepper and the fermented small shrimps (cincalok) into the egg mixture.
  3. Heat pan with some oil at medium heat.
  4. Allow egg to be cooked before flipping to prevent the egg from tearing apart.

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