Hoi tod

Hoi tod

By Food E Fare

Hoi Tod" is a Thai dish that translates to "fried oyster omelet." It's a popular street food dish known for its crispy texture and savory flavor. Here's a basic recipe for making Hoi Tod:


For the Batter:

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Omelet:

  • Fresh oysters, shucked (quantity according to preference)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2-3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For Serving:

  • Thai chili sauce
  • Fresh lime wedges


Prepare the Batter:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine rice flour, all-purpose flour, water, and salt. Whisk until you have a smooth batter. Set aside.

Prepare the Oysters:

  • If the oysters are large, you can chop them into smaller pieces.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs.

Make the Omelet:

  • Heat a generous amount of vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add minced garlic to the hot oil and sauté briefly until fragrant.
  • Add the oysters to the pan and stir-fry for a minute or two until they start to cook.

Combine Batter and Eggs:

  • Pour the prepared batter over the oysters in the pan.
  • Pour the beaten eggs over the batter.

Add Vegetables and Seasoning:

  • Sprinkle bean sprouts and chopped spring onions over the batter.
  • Drizzle fish sauce, oyster sauce, and sprinkle sugar over the omelet.

Fry Until Crispy:

  • Allow the omelet to cook without stirring for a few minutes until the edges start to crisp up.

Flip and Cook:

  • Carefully flip the omelet to cook the other side. You can do this in sections if it's easier.
  • Continue cooking until both sides are golden brown and crispy.


  • Transfer the Hoi Tod to a serving plate.
  • Serve hot with Thai chili sauce on the side and lime wedges for squeezing over the omelet.

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