My Thai sister-n-law Oi was looking at a Thai recipe on her computer, and got super excited. I asked her what it was, and she said it was a Thai omelette with Mama (Thai instant noodles) and cheese, and I thought I heard her wrong.
“Did you just say cheese? C-H-E-E-S-E?”
“Cheese in Thai food?? What?”
“Yes! Let’s try it!”
Apparently the Mama Noodles Thai-Style Omelette with Cheese is the new dish Thai young peeps like to eat to keep them going late at night whether they are hanging out with friends or studying.
Dairy is hardly ever used in Thai cooking, unless it’s for some kind of fusion dish since dairy cows are hard to come by in Thailand. The only dishes that ever use any kind of “milk” use coconut milk, which of course isn’t really milk milk… So hearing cheese in Thai food makes my mind flip out a bit.
Honestly, I thought a Thai omelette with Mama Noodles and cheese was going to be weird, but I gobbled it up so fast my mother and sister-n-law looked at me with their jaws dropped. Then my Thai hubby came home from a hard day and said the heart-warming flavors of Mama noodles, eggs and cheese was just what he needed to lift his spirits.
We tried it with three different Mama Noodle flavors, and all were so yummy, so feel free to try it with whatever you like best.
If you’ve had a hard day, heart-warming, flavor-packed Thai Mama Noodle Omelette is just what you need to comfort you, and lift your spirits!
- 1 tbsp oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 packet of Mama (Thai instant noodles)
- 2 green onions, cut into 1/2 in. pieces
- Handful of grated cheese of your choice
- Handful of coarsely chopped cilantro
- Bring a small pot of water to boil. Once boiling, turn off the heat, and add the noodles to the water and cover the pot.
- Let noodles cook about 2-3 minutes until soft but not super-squishy.
- Drain noodles.
- Crack the eggs into a medium bowl, and add the packets of seasoning from the Mama Noodles into the eggs. Wisk until frothy.
- Add green onions to the eggs mixture and wisk again.
- Warm the oil in a wok on high.
- Once wok is steaming, add the eggs and swirl them in the pan to create a round omelet shape..
- Then add the noodles on top of the eggs.
- Once you peek under and the omelette is browning and has set, use two spatulas, one on each side, to flip the omelette over.
- *If it is browning, but hasn’t set yet, turn the heat down and keep pushing the edges of the egg to help the egg mixture in the center move down to get cooked.
- Sprinkle cheese over the top of the omelette.
- Peek under the omelette, once it’s browned and cooked through, fold the omelette in half.
- Sprinkle cilantro on top.
I like to throw into my Thai-Style Omelette anything in the fridge that needs to be used up, like recently I put in leftover taco meat and spinach. It’s a great way to finish up leftovers in a new way!