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Egg-White Broccoli with Osmanthus (西兰花炒桂花蛋白)

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Osmanthus (桂花) is usually used for making tea & Chinese desserts. Today, I’m gonna show you an alternative way to use this scented herb in Chinese cooking.

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Osmanthus Tea is known to promote beautiful skin.  The herb has an intense sweet fragrance which has been described as a blend of jasmine, gardenia & ripe apricots. I was delighted when Gryphon Tea sent me a variety of herbs to create some recipes, so here it is!

I’m using the leftover egg-white from my Pan-Seared Scallops in Lemon Myrtle Cream to cook this aromatic vegetable dish. Top it up with Conpoy or Dried Scallop (乾貝) & you'll get a beautiful dish fit for the royalty!

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300g Broccoli
3 Egg whites
3 Conpoy (dried scallops)
2 slices of Ginger (shredded)
½ tsp Osmanthus
1 tsp Chinese wine
2 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp Oyster sauce
½ tsp Sesame oil
½ cup Water
Pinch of Salt & Pepper

  • Cut up broccoli & wash thoroughly.
  • how to cook delicious eggwhite broccoli with osmanthus
  • Soak conpoy till soft & shred thinly using hands. Drain & deep-fry till golden brown. Set aside. Do not dispose water.
  • stir fry delicious eggwhite broccoli with conpoy
  • Mix herbs & seasonings with egg-white & whisk well.
  • cooking delicious eggwhite broccoli with osmanthus
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil & sautéed ginger till fragrant. Add broccoli, oyster sauce & stir-fry. Add water for soaking conpoy & simmer for about 1-2 minutes. Do not overcook veg or it’ll turn brown & soft. Transfer broccoli to serving plate & arrange neatly to form a circle.
  • stir fry osmanthus eggwhite broccoli with conpoy
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil & add egg mixture. Scramble your egg as per normal. When cooked, scoop into the center of the broccoli.
  • how to cook pretty cny osmanthus with eggwhite
  • Sprinkle more Osmanthus for extra aroma & top it up with your crispy Conpoy.
pretty cny osmanthus eggwhite broccoli with conpoy


  1. I had this dish before. My mum makes this too and love it.

  2. Veron, I know this is a common dish but I've not heard of anyone who cooks with Osmanthus. Your mum cooks with this herbs too?

    I'm surprised cause this recipe to mix with the herb just pop out from my wacky mind. Thought I was the first. Lol! BTW, the herb really brought out the aroma of the simple dish.

  3. Nice and anything with broccoli is my fav but I am not sure on the osmanthus.

  4. hahaha, sorry I burst your bubbles, I think one of my mum gave her some Osmanthus as a gift after she came back from a China trip. Mum made this similar dish with it. hehe, wise woman thinks alike lah! In fact she has not cook this for a long time because no Osmanthus liao!

  5. Veron, hahaha! I was just experimenting with the herbs & thought it may work with egg-white. I've never seen this dish outside before. Lol! U're right about wise women think alike. Really shocked me.

  6. Shirley, this looks and sounds delicious - not only good for you but good for the skin, too? Wonderful - I must try and look out this herb. Sounds interesting!

  7. sounds tasty...thanks for the great recipe dear..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  8. Jill, been a while since I last heard from u. Hope all's well. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Jay, enjoy your weekend!

  9. Where to get Osmanthus? Never heard before... i'm noob in cooking lol

    1. Try het it from those shop selling tea leaves/flowers

  10. Shirley, this sounds so fragrant with jasmine, gardenia & apricot essences flavoring your dish! You made me want to eat broccoli for breakfast with your beautiful presentation! I also like how you tap into your inventiveness to use up leftover ingredients -- I do the same. As you and your commentor said above, wise women think alike. :)

  11. Charmaine, what about trying the medical hall in your country?

    Kimby, this certainly could be a one dish meal too. Definitely a healthy choice :)

  12. Frying egg white with osmanthus - what a unique way. I'll love to try doing this.

  13. Doris, some people are conscious about eating egg yolk. So this is a good recipe for the health conscious :)

  14. wow! This home cook dish is not just pleasant to the palate, but also the eye...nyum nyummm~~ I wish I can have a mom like u ...;P ahhahaha! ^^ GOOD JOB!!!!

  15. Eunice, u can surprise your family with this dish for this CNY :) It's simple to make.

  16. I have loads of osmanthus here to try this recipe. Btw, you can get those dry flowers at any Chinese Medical shops in China Town. I saw them selling loads of dry flowers & herbs too the last few trips there (in S'pore).
    Hope you're having a fabulous weekend & Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family too. Any turkey served? haha....

  17. Kristy, medical halls are selling a lot of dried flowers & herbs. I like to buy their rose flowers for tea. They're so beautiful! I don't celebrate Thanksgiving & I'm not a fan of Turkey too. Had it one X'mas, that was my first & last :< Take care, dear!

  18. the osmanthus is those i usually watch in the tvb traditional drama right? first time seeing this recipe! a nice try!


  19. Shirley, I love osmanthus and your dish looks so delicious. I definitely want to try this as I still have dried osmanthus in my fridge :)

  20. I wanna try it out, need to eat more healthy ! I think your blog is very nice, I would like to invite you to my blog, follow if you like it and also there's a Chanel and Too Faced make up giveaway going on and I think you might like it ! Kisses

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  21. Shirley, this looks amazing! I don't know how to cook but now I'd love to!

  22. Fish, looks like u're an ardent fan of drama :) U can imagine yourself as a princess taking this dish. Lol!

    Ann, I've seen your Osmanthus Jelly so I know u're also a fan of this herb. I'm sure u'll fall in love with this recipe too!

    Vale, thks for visiting & leaving me your comments! Will certainly chk u out soon :)

    Bessie, I'm trying to tempt u with my food :)

  23. i love broccoli! but i havent try this looks good! ^^

  24. Aemy, I'm glad that u like broccoli cause it's such a healthy dish :) Hope u'll try making this someday.

  25. What a lovely and tasty dish! The moment I heard osmanthus, I was already won. Osmanthus tea is one of my favorites but I have never come across osmanthus on its own. Probably not looking in the right places.

  26. Biren, why don't u trying checking out the medical halls in Chinatown? It's a lovely herb to store in the kitchen :)

  27. Looks scrumptious! I love the veggies with the eggs.

  28. Kristen, not sure if u're familiar with Osmanthus but it really brings out the taste in food :)

  29. This sounds interesting, Shirley! Haven't tried osmanthus....maybe that's why I don't have that youthful glow of yours. I better look for it! LOL.

  30. Tina, hahaha! Then perhaps u should start shopping for the herb now :) Have fun cooking!

  31. The aroma alone would be amazing! What a lovely recipe...delicious!

  32. Alisha, I think this recipe will suit your taste buds since u don't really eat meat :)

  33. Great to learn about Osmanthus, this sounds like such an aromatic and flavorful dish.

  34. Natasha, hope u'll have the chance to use this aromatic herb :) Happy Holidays!

  35. Love the presentation, the ingredients used, and the flavours of this dish. Definitely a dish I'd be proud to serve to guests. My kiddies would love this as well as they enjoy broccoli, and the eggs would go well with their rice (easy to eat). Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipe.

  36. Lequan, so nice to hear from u after MIA for soooooo long. Hahaha! Always love to see your kind words :)

  37. Replies
    1. Kathy, awesome! Let me know how it turns out :)


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