Easy Asian Bread Omelet


Asian Bread Omelet, also known as Bread Egg Toast or Egg Toast, is a simple and delicious breakfast dish popular in many Asian countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. It typically consists of a slice of white bread that is dipped into a mixture of beaten eggs, milk, and seasonings, then pan-fried until golden brown on both sides.

The omelet is usually served hot and can be enjoyed as a standalone dish or paired with ketchup, chili sauce, or mayonnaise. Variations of this dish may include additional ingredients such as diced onions, sliced ham or cheese, green onions, or chopped herbs, depending on personal taste and preference.

Easy Asian Bread Omelet

Wait, what’s an Asian bread omelet?

Two beaten eggs are thrown into a skillet with chopped onions, vegetables, and/or chiles for this straightforward egg sandwich that is sold by street sellers in India. Two pieces of bread are then swiftly dipped into the egg and turned over so that they stick to the omelet as it cooks. The entire omelet with the accompanying bread is then turned over to toast it before being rolled up into a tidy package. Making a breakfast sandwich that is equal parts omelet and French toast in a hurry is a brilliant hack.

What ingredients are needed to prepare the bacon, egg, and cheese version?

Easy Asian Bread Omelet

Your eggs must first be beaten and seasoned. I decided to use salt, pepper, and everything bagel seasoning in addition to the fried garlic and onion to add more umami and because I f*ing adore everything bagel seasoning on, well, everything. To give my beaten eggs some bite and partly because I f*ing adore scallions, I also added sliced onions. As they do with the original Indian bread omelet, you might also add some chopped tomatoes, onions, bird-eye chilis, or jalapenos here for extra heat. I added more spice to my bread omelet at the very end by sprinkling sriracha on top because I didn't have any of it on hand. You can use any bread you have on hand, as long as two slices will fit in your nonstick skillet. I used sourdough bread.

I opted to improve my rendition of the Indian bread omelet by first crisping some bacon to be added within the omelet along with both cheddar cheese for its sharpness and mozzarella cheese for its melt ability (must-have that cheese pull #forthegram). Use any cheese you have, though, if you like! Since American cheese melts so well, it would actually be even better in this.

You stated a grilled cheese with a cheese crust, what?

This is where the magic of the bread omelet begins to unfold. I took a lesson out of my grilled cheese rulebook and added some mozzarella cheese right into the pan and flipped both sides of the sandwich onto the melting cheese after folding everything into a sandwich and letting each side toast for a little while. The result is a crispy, golden cheese crust on both sides of the bread since the cheese essentially sears on the hot griddle, making this sandwich incredibly delightful. This method may be applied whenever you create grilled cheese, toasties, quesadillas, or almost anything else that involves melting cheese in a pan. I can certainly see why this egg sandwich gained popularity. You can add or remove toppings as you see fit to this simple, adaptable recipe for an Asian bread omelet, which is also a lot of fun to cook. Try it out and tag me so I can check out yours!


  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Easy Asian Bread Omelet


Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk them until the yolks and whites are fully combined.

Add the chopped onion, salt, and pepper to the eggs and mix well.

In a nonstick frying pan over medium heat, warm the vegetable oil.

Dip one slice of bread into the egg mixture, making sure it's fully coated on both sides.

Place the coated bread into the frying pan and cook until it's golden brown on one side (about 2-3 minutes).

Flip the bread over and cook the other side until it's golden brown (about 2-3 minutes).

Repeat the process with the second slice of bread and the remaining egg mixture.

Serve the Asian bread omelet hot with your favorite dipping sauce or as a side dish to your main meal.