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Thai Omelette – kai jeow (ไข่เจียว)

The Thai-style omelette or kai jeow (ไข่เจียว) is one of the most popular street foods in Thailand. It's quick to make, satisfying and filling with rice. And it can be as cheap as 20 baht if you buy it from a street cart in Bangkok (that's less than a dollar and with rice). 

This simple Thai-style omelette is one of the easiest and most satisfying Thai dishes you can ever make! It requires only a few basic ingredients and can be whipped up in 5 minutes! Perfect with rice for any meal of the day!

Prep: 3 minutes

Cook: 2 minutes

Serves: 1

Our Suggestions: Don’t like green onion or looking for something meatier? You can try these other common variations:

  • Minced pork
  • Minced shrimp
  • Crabmeat
  • Diced onion and tomato
  • Chopped Thai chilies and minced garlic
  • Chopped Thai chilis and basil leaves


  • 1 green onion 
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon fish sauce
  • Steamed rice to serve
  • Siracha sauce to serve


  1. Take the green onion and remove the root. Finely chop the rest and set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Crack an egg into a bowl. Add the chopped green onions, fish sauce and beat together with a fork.
  4. Check if the oil is lightly smoking hot. You should be able to see a bit of smoke coming up from it. Or you could test by dipping a chopstick into the egg mixture and then into the oil. If it sizzles, that means it's ready. You can then pour the egg mixture into the center of the pan and fry for about 1 minute or until golden. If unsure, use a spatula to lift one edge up to
  5. Once one side golden and the egg mixture holds together, flip the egg with a spatula and fry the other side for another minute or until golden.
  6. Turn off the heat and serve the Thai omelette on a bed of warm steamed rice with Sriracha sauce or ketchup and enjoy!