soy sauce fried eggs

Soy Sauce Fried Eggs With Scallions

Have you ever added soy sauce to your fried eggs before? The result is nothing short of revelatory , adding shades of umami to elevate a humble one-pan dish.

As with most of my favourite breakfast recipes – this one comes together in under ten minutes. What’s more, it requires just a handful of ingredients including chilli oil, which props up these eggs with its fiery depth of flavour balanced by the subtle-sweetness of the soy sauce.

You can have these eggs as breakfast , brunch, lunch, dinner or even a late-night snack – that is to say, they taste just as delicious at any point in the day! As for the perfect pairing, these fried eggs are the epitome of comfort when piled over rice , but equally good over ramen or even toast for a simple yet soul-stirring snack.

That this recipe has racked up over two million views (and counting at the time of archiving this recipe here on my website!), is a gratifying testament to the universal love for this minimal effort, high-reward dish!

Ingredients For Making These Soy Sauce Fried Eggs

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • Chilli oil or any oil of choice.

I’ve linked my homemade chilli oil and chilli crisp recipes below

Homemade Chilli Oil
A jar of homemade chilli oil is the most versatile condiment to have on hand as you can add it to just about everything from eggs to noodles and even salads. The recipe below is easily adaptable to your taste – simply adjust the ingredients below as per your preference to recalibrate the flavours to your spice threshold!
best homemade chilli oil
Homemade Chilli Crisp
Level up your homemade chilli oil with crunchy bits of onion and garlic for a versatile condiment that can be spooned over everything from eggs and fried rice to soups and noodles.
chilli crisp recipe

  • Onions
  • Scallions/ spring onions
  • Garlic
  • Eggs
  • Sesame seeds
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown Sugar
soy sauce fried eggs with scallions

Steps For Making Soy Sauce Fried Eggs

  • Start by whisking together soy sauce with a splash of water and a dash of brown sugar/ sugar of choice. Set this aside.
  • Next, cook onions and green onions/ scallions along with a few cloves of thinly sliced garlic in chilli oil (or any cooking oil of choice). You could also stir in seasonings of choice, such as gochugaru (crushed red pepper flakes) and sesame seeds.
  • Once the onions are fragrant, it’s time to crack in your eggs in the centre of the pan.
  • Cook the eggs to your desired consistency. Then pour the sauce on top. Let it sizzle for a few minutes, then serve the cooked eggs over rice , noodles or even on toast!
  • You can garnish the dish with more chilli oil , scallions and/or sesame seeds.
soy sauce fried eggs with scallions

soy sauce fried eggs

Soy Sauce Fried Eggs With Scallions

These soy sauce fried eggs are part sweet, part spicy and nuanced with subtle shades of umami! They're delicious piled over rice, noodles or even toast for a simple yet soul-stirring dish that can be had at any time of the day!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Snack
Cuisine Asian, Contemporary
Servings 2


  • 1 tbsp chilli oil (alternatively: use sesame oil or any neutral-flavoured cooking oil of choice)
  • ⅓-½ onion, finely sliced lengthwise
  • 2-3 tbsp scallions/ spring onions, sliced lengthwise
  • 2-3 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tsp gochugaru/ chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp water
  • 1 tsp brown sugar/ jaggery (swap in sugar of choice)


  • Start by whisking together soy sauce, water and sugar until well-mixed. Set aside.
  • Gently heat a splash of chilli oil or any cooking oil of choice.
  • Sauté onions and green onions sliced lengthwise and a few cloves of thinly sliced garlic.
    soy sauce fried egg
  • Stir in sesame seeds.
  • Once the onions are fragrant and translucent crack your eggs in the centre. 
  • Once cooked to your desired consistency, sprinkle more sesame seeds on top and pour in the soy sauce mixture.
    soy sauce fried eggs with scallions
  • Serve the fried eggs hot off the skillet, over rice / noodles or even toast.
  • Garnish with more chilli oil and scallions if you'd like.
    soy sauce fried eggs with scallions


Keyword scallion fried eggs, soy sauce fried eggs, soy sauce scallion eggs

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  1. Diane Giardina

    5 stars
    The soy sauce fried eggs and chili oil recipe is not to be missed. It’s so simple and quick, but absolutely delicious. I’ve been making it for myself for breakfast at least twice a week. I made it for my daughter and her husband a couple of weeks ago and they absolutely loved it. I’ve tried a few other recipes from the food Diaries and all of them have been simple and delicious. So far, five stars for any of her recipes I’ve tried.

  2. M G

    5 stars
    Saw the recipe for fried eggs and soy sauce and thought I’d give it a go. Used palm sugar in the soy sauce and was very impressed with the results. Delicious and simple meal for any time of day. Even our 11 year old scoffed them.

  3. Tanya Melnyk

    5 stars
    This was really delicious! I love hearty, flavorful egg recipes in the morning when I have a little extra time, and this did not disappoint. I made a few substitutions given what I had at home, but the flavors all melded so nicely. My favorite part was how the soy sauce was mixed with water and sugar- genius! Often recipes like this just use soy sauce by itself and I find it to be too strong and salty for my palette. By diluting and adding some sugar, it was a rockstar breakfast. Thank you!!

  4. Danielle Corica

    5 stars
    This recipe has changed my breakfast routine!!! I had no idea I could love eggs so much! I was trying to find different way to spice up my breakfast & this recipe was it! I also tried her other fried egg recipe and all are just as amazing!

    Thank you for sharing your magic!

  5. Cara

    5 stars
    Made this for lunch one day when I was short on time and it was so delicious. I added kewpie and hot sauce at the end as well. We’ve since made it for dinner and breakfast. It’s so versatile and has quickly become an easy-to-make favourite in our house

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