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Fluffy, Creamy Chinese Style Crab Omelette with Sweet Vinegar Sauce

Fluffy, Creamy Chinese Style Crab Omelette with Sweet Vinegar Sauce

The fluffy eggs and the unctuous sweet-vinegar ankake sauce are a perfect combination. This omelette has a lot of ingredients, so you can also eat a lot of vegetables.

Ingredients: 2 to 4 servings

Eggs
4
Additions to the omlette:
Imitation crab sticks
100 g
Cooked bamboo shoot
40 g
Japanese leek
40 g
Shiitake mushrooms
4
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Salt ・ pepper
as needed
Sesame oil, vegetable oil
as needed
For the sweet vinegar sauce:
A. Water
100 ml
A. Chicken soup stock granules
1 teaspoon
A. Cooking sake
1 tablespoon
A. Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
A. Sugar
1 tablespoon
A. Ketchup
1 tablespoon
A. Vinegar
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Juice from grated ginger
1 teaspoon
Katakuriko slurry
Katakuriko + water
2 teaspoons each
Topping:
Green onion
To taste

Steps

1. Cut up all the vegetables except the green onion plus the crab sticks into 1 cm dice. Slice the green onion into thin rounds. You can use real crabmeat instead of the crab sticks of course.
2. Make the sweet vinegar sauce. Put all the A. ingredients in a frying pan and bring to a boil. Drizzle in the sesame oil and grated ginger juice, then thicken the sauce with katakuriko dissolved in water.
3. Stir fry the diced ingredients. Heat some oil in a frying pan, and add the ingredients in this order: bamboo shoots, shiitake mushrooms, crab sticks, and leek. Season well with salt and pepper.
4. Beat the eggs lightly in a bowl. (The photo only shows 3 eggs but you need 4 total.)
5. Add the stir fried ingredients into the bowl, and mix together quickly.
6. Heat up a generous amount of sesame oil in a small frying pan, and pour in the egg mixture in one go. Stir up the whole thing evenly, to make a fluffy omelette.
7. Put on a lid, and cook over low heat until soft set to your liking.
8. Transfer the omelette to a serving dish and pour the sweet vinegar sauce over it. Sprinkle with the green onion. If you serve this on top of hot white rice it becomes what's known as a Tenshin rice bowl.

Story Behind this Recipe

The "real" version is made with crabmeat, but that's usually pretty expensive so I made it with crab sticks - and it was delicious.