Chop Suey With Pork, Shrimp and Eggs

quail eggs

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
639 Calories
36g Fat
23g Carbs
56g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 639
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 804mg 268%
Sodium 836mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 56g
Calcium 198mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This family recipe for chop suey features pork, quail eggs and vegetables flavored with soy sauce, oyster sauce, and seasonings.


  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil (as needed)
  • 1 medium onion (peeled and thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 pound/1/4 kilo. pork (cubed)
  • Salt and pepper (as needed)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 kilo. shrimp (8 to 10 medium shrimp, boiled and peeled)
  • 1 dozen quail eggs (boiled and shelled)
  • 1 medium carrot (sliced thinly)
  • 12 pieces baby corn (sliced diagonally in half)
  • 100 grams snow peas
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. In a pan, pour the cooking oil, and turn the heat to medium heat.

  2. Saute the garlic and onion.

  3. Add the pork. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Pan-fry the pork until it is slightly brown.

  4. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, and bring to a boil.

  5. While waiting for the water to boil, prepare the sauce: in a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame seed oil, cornstarch, and sugar.

  6. When the pork is tender, add the shrimp, then the quail eggs.

  7. Add the carrot and baby corn.

  8. Add the snow peas.

  9. Add the sauce, stirring until it thickens.

  10. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy!

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