Chin-Ind Foe Yong Hai

Chin-Ind Foe Yong Hai

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A plate of Foe Yong Hai, an omelet with a variety of vegetables covered by a sweet and sour tomato sauce.

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  • Full of Egg

    story by Xiaojun Zhang

    When I asked my dad what he would be making for dinner one night, he told me that he was preparing something with a lot of love. Hen duo ai 很多爱, he said in Mandarin. In the evening, he indeed served a dish with a lot of ai. He made a word play using the Chinese word for love, ai 爱,which sounds similar to the Dutch word for eggs, ei. My father said: “I told you that there would be a lot of ei.” His wordplay inspired me to delve deeper into one of the most beloved dishes in Chinese-Indonesian restaurants, which is full of egg: foe yong hai.

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