Asian style omelet with cabbage and oyster sauce

Asian-style omelette with cabbage and oyster sauce (FODMAP friendly)

I lived in Melbourne 20 years ago for work, far away from family and friends. One of my favourite pass-time was visiting the Daimaru Japanese department store. On the lower ground floor of the store, there were food outlets including a stall that sold Japanese cabbage omelettes which I was very fond of. The omelettes were served with a thick oyster sauce and mayonnaise.

Here is a tummy-friendly version of a cabbage omelette – served with a light dipping sauce.


(Serves 2 as a FODMAP recipe)

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 125g common cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 4 green beans, finely diced
  • 20g carrot, finely diced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • cooking oil

Light oyster sauce

  • 1 tbsp. oyster sauce, mixed with 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp potato starch (or corn flour), mix with 1 tbsp. water 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


Light oyster sauce

In a small saucepan, mix 1 tbsp. of oyster sauce with 1 tbsp. water, cook over low heat and bring it to just below boiling;  add sesame oil; turn the heat off, add the cornflour (or potato starch) mixture, stir until the sauce thickens; set aside to cool.


In a frying pan, bring a little cooking oil to medium heat, add cabbage and 1.5 tsp sesame oil;  lightly sauté for 5 minutes; season with salt to taste; transfer the cabbage to a plate to cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, cabbage, green beans, carrot and 1.5 tsp sesame oil and season with salt to taste.

Bring a thick base frying pan or a grill pan (I use a contact grill) to medium heat; brush with a little cooking oil; add the egg mixture; cook over low-medium heat until the egg mixture is nearly set; fold up the omelette (I fold it in three) and cook for a few more minutes while pressing the omelette down for firmer texture; Serve warm drizzled with the sauce in a) above.

Asian cabbage omelette cooking on the grill
Asian cabbage omelette cooking on the grill


Dipping sauce for the cabbage omelet (oyster sauce based)
Light oyster sauce
Asian style omelette with cabbage and oyster sauce
Asian-style omelette with cabbage and oyster sauce

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