Taiwan Oyster Omelette 蚵仔煎

Hmm.... Oyster Omelette! I don't think you can find this dish anywhere else in the world!!! 

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins

Ingredients for the red sauce:
1 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 Tbsp ketchup
2 1/2 Tbsp Chinese Sweet Chili Sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 Tbsp peanut butter *optional*
3/4 cup water

  1. Heat up a medium pot on medium heat, add the flour (dry, without anything else). 
  2. Stir the flour for a minute or two, until you start to smell the flour aroma.
  3. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, mix well, and bring to boil.  Set this aside.
1/2 cup sweet potato starch
1/4 cup starch (tapioca or corn starch)
3/4 cup water
pinch of salt
10 pieces of fresh oyster
2 cups chinese vegetable (napa cabbage, water spinach, your choice)
1 egg
Oil or Lard

  1. In a medium~large bowl, mix the two starches, and salt in water until disolved. Set this aside for now.
  2. Heat up a large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat, add some oil or lard to grease the pan and stir fry the vegetables until cooked. Set this onto a plate.
  3. Return the skillet on the stove on medium-high heat, add some more oil or lard to grease the pan.
  4. Add the oyster and stir fry a min. or two, until it's almost cooked.
  5. Add the starch water mix to the pan and let it cook until translucent.  Don't let it burn!
  6. Break the egg directly on to the omlette and use the spatula to break open the yolk. 
  7. Flip the omelette to cook the top side, then place the omelette onto the cooked vegetable.
  8. Pour some red sauce over the omelette and serve.
If you don't like the taste of the oyster, you can substitute with shrimp.

Chinese Sweet Chili Sauce 
You should be able to find this in most oriental markets.  It's not very spicy, just a hint, and it's sweet. 

Sweet Potato Starch
This is also quite common in most oriental markets. Although it says tapioca startch... it's actually sweet potato starch, or yam starch.