How Many Syns In Egg Foo Yung? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
1 February, 2023

How Many Syns In Egg Foo Yung? Is It Slimming World Friendly? - Our Guide!

If you are a lover of the Chinese omelette egg foo yung, you will need to make sure you are counting the syns in this dish on the slimming world due to the added ingredients and the fact it is typically cooked in oil.

Is Egg Foo Yung Slimming World Friendly?

Egg foo yung on average has around 11.5 syns per 100g serving, making it a high syn dish and therefore should only be had occasionally on the slimming world plan when your syns allow.

In our syn guide below we will discuss why egg foo yung is high in syns, some syn values of Chinese food and an SW recipe for making your Chinese-style egg foo yung at home!

Why Is Egg Foo Yung High In Syns?

At 11.5 syns for 100g, Egg foo yung is very high in syns, using most of your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan. This egg-based dish is high in syns due to the oil it gets cooked in some additions like soy sauce and oyster sauce.

Saying this, egg foo yung is one of the most syn-friendly dishes you can pick in the slimming world due to its high protein values and simple ingredients, being low in sugar and fat.

Syn Values Of Chinese Takeaway Food

If Chinese food is your go-to takeaway, you might be curious to know the syns in other Chinese food and if you can eat them in the slimming world.

Syn Values Of Chinese Takeaway Food

We've listed some syn values of these options down below.

  • Chicken & Mushroom (550g) - 9.5 syns. 
  • Chicken Chop Suey with Noodles (550g) - 9.5 syns. 
  • Chicken in Black Beans Sauce (550g) - 7.5 syns. 
  • Chicken in Oyster Sauce (550g) - 6.5 syns. 
  • Plain Noodles - SYN FREE. 
  • Plain Rice - SYN FREE. 
  • Fried Rice - 5 syns for 350g.
  • Prawn Crackers - 1.5 syns for 5. 
  • Ginger & Garlic Prawns with Noodles (550g) - 24 syns
  • Battered Prawns With Sweet Chilli (550g) - 35 syns. 
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken (550g) - 27 syns.
  • Sesame Prawn Toast - 4 syns.
  • Fried Rice with Chicken/Pork/Prawns (550g) - 11 syns. 
  • Szechuan Prawns & Vegetables (550g) - 10.5 syns.
  • Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables (550g) – 10.5 syns

Our Slimming World Recipe For Egg Foo Yung

If you're a lover of egg foo yung but not a lover of the syns, we've got a great low-syn slimming world recipe for you to check out below.


  • Two eggs.
  • One teaspoon of soy sauce.
  • Two seafood sticks.
  • Seasoning.
  • 80g of frozen peas.
  • One onion.
  • Low cal spray oil.


  1. Begin by whisking your eggs up with the soy sauce and some seasoning then spray a wok and stir fry your cut-up onion.
  2. Add in your peas and seafood sticks then the eggs and stir to combine.
Our Slimming World Recipe For Egg Foo Yung

Final Words

Overall, egg foo yung is quite high in syns in the slimming world, with this Chinese dish having around 11.5 syns in total for 100g, this is due to the oil and added ingredients in the omelette. To save syns we recommend making your egg foo yung at home instead with low cal cooking spray and light soy sauce.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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