Chives with Eggs Using a Secret Ingredient

Chives with Eggs Using a Secret Ingredient

The secret ingredient for this is dashi, which gives it a perfect flavor to accompany rice.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Chinese chives
1 bunch
★Dashi stock granules
1/2-1 teaspoon
★Soy sauce
1/2-1 teaspoon
a small amount


1. Beat an egg and salt lightly. In a pan with plenty of oil scramble until half-cooked (over high heat) and remove from heat.
2. Add the chives which have been cut into 4cm lengths, with the dashi and black pepper. Be careful not to overcook.
3. Return the egg to the pan with the chives, then add the soy sauce. If you prefer a yellow finish to the eggs, omit the soy sauce and substitute with the same amount of prepared dashi broth.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother-in-law makes delicious chives with eggs using dashi. I recall being surprised that dashi could be used other than for flavoring simmered dishes.
Since then, I use dashi in all my stir-fried dishes.