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This is a popular street food favored by many locals here, my husband being one of its faithful fans. I came across this recipe recently and thought I would give it a try. The result was quite good actually. My sister told me she once substituted the oysters with shrimps and it was just as good. Would certainly make this again.



4 tablespoons sweet potato flour
2 tablespoons rice flour
3 teaspoons fish sauce
250ml water, room temperature
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
4 teaspoons rice wine
Some white pepper
150gm large raw oysters, drained
2 coriander sprigs, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon chilli paste (optional)
1 lime, halved


1) In a small bowl, stir the sweet potato flour, rice flour and 1.5 tsp of the fish sauce in water to make a thin batter.

2) Heat oil in a large flat frying pan. Pour in the batter and cook for about 30 seconds or until the batter is half set.

3) Add the beaten eggs. When the egg and batter mixture turns crispy on one side, divide the omelette into quarters. Flip and cook the other side until it is evenly cooked and crispy too. Season with the 1 teaspoon fish sauce, half the rice wine, pepper and, if desired, chilli paste.

4) Push the omelette to one side and add the oysters. Drizzle the remaining rice wine and fish sauce over the oysters add toss everything quickly so that the oysters are not overcooked.

6) Just before serving, squeeze lime juice over it and garnish with coriander. Serve hot.