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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Khai Yat Sai ไข่ยัดไส้ ~ apologies

Khai Yat Sai

i fear this post is going to be one full of me begging for forgiveness. sorry i've been MIA, i lack organizational skills to sort thru my vacation pictures, and truth be told, i just haven't had anything to blog about. i know i also have a number of comments to respond to, i apologize about that. i swear, before this actually posts, i will get to it. and if not, dude, SORRY!

last, this dish is a mutated version of the original. i am really sorry about that. i am not thai and i took great liberty in changing up the recipe so it probably doesn't even count as the real Khai Yat Sai, it's just basically an omelete. i had to ask SheSimmers for the name of this dish and i'm also going to try to bribe her for her recipe. i probably won't follow her recipe exactly and it'll be so altered by the end... again, SORRY ABOUT THAT. i have following the rules issues.

Khai Yat Sai ไข่ยัดไส้
loosely adapted from Clay's Kitchen

1 container of firm tofu, drained & crumbled by hand
a bunch of chopped green beans
1/2 red onion, diced
2 garlic gloves, minced
a nub of ginger, grated
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp fish sauce
1 TBL oyster sauce
2 tsp of garlic-chili, or if you're lucky, WC's homemade batch
6 eggs, beaten, divided
green scallions to garnish

heat up a pan with a bit of oil, canola/veggie/olive. add in the onions and cook until translucent. throw in the garlic and ginger, stirring. this is when i throw in the tofu to heat thru, because the tofu will suck in all that good sauteed flavor. add in your seasoning, to taste, the oyster sauce, fish sauce & sugar & chili. last, add in the green beans, you want it to keep its crunchy texture.  i made this stir fry to be extra bold in flavor because i knew that the eggs were going to be unseasoned. cook thru and set aside.

in another skillet, heat up with a smidge of oil, just to coat the bottom. crack 2 eggs and beat. cook a thin layer, just a layer to coat the bottom and cook til desired doneness. slide onto cutting board and cook up the rest of the eggs in the same manner.

to construct the omeletes, spoon however much filling you want in the middle and fold over the edges into a square shape. serve with rice, garnished with green scallions, fold side down.


  1. Don't apologize! We all have lives to lead; posts are just bonus because we get to see what awesome things you're up to! If you don't post, you don't post. No worries! :)

    Your dish looks lovely - even if it's your own version and not the original. My favorite part of cooking is adding my own twist to recipes. I'm very good at not following dircetions - and that probably explains why I'm not the best baker!

  2. When are you going to write about me? Me! Me! Me! :P

    Summer makes me lose my blogging mojo too.

    It looks good to me. Reminds me of a Japanese omurice, but prettier.

  3. I don't know what you are apologizing for...that dish looks scrumptious.

  4. Your food is so beautiful. I hope my sad attempt to recreate this will taste even half as good as your pictures look.

    Nicely done, as always.

  5. I don't follow recipes either. I prefer to read them, then cook an impression. Which is why I'm absolutely terrible at baking. I don't measure, preferring to eyeball the ingredients. I feel like it makes a better cook. You can follow instructions all your life or you can cook intuitively.

  6. If I apologized every time I didn't have anything to blog about... holy shit, I'd spend all my time apologizing. Anyway, I hope you plan on posting pics of your trip to Cali. I mean, I guess I could see it for myself by looking out the window, but still. I think I like your pictures better.

  7. No apologies necessary Lan!! Honestly; be what you are do what you feel! Now then, this looks num nums.

  8. This looks super yum! Hey and thanks a bunch for the heads up on Picnik! I love it. All my photos will be tweaked from now on :-)

  9. I just discovered your blog (through She Simmers) and am so glad I did. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous photos, read more of your writing, and try some of the delicious things you post!

  10. sm, oh we must bake together sometime to see what kind of mess we get ourselves into.. .two non direction followers + 1 oven = ??

    chi wc, girl the summer bug is holding on fast!

    wendi, it really was good and i need to make it again, soon.

    jeff, you are so kind & i heart you for it.

    bunnyeatdesign, yes having some flexibility in cooking is a bonus and makes it seem more like an adventure than a chore.

    stephanie, i know what you mean about not posting often and then apologizing for it... sigh.

    photohogger, oh it was yum yum!

    emm, thank you!

    meister, thank you & welcome!