Tortang Talong Recipe Pinoy Food Guide

Tortang Talong (Pinoy Eggplant Omelette) Recipe

For me, whenever Tortang Talong (Filipino Eggplant Omelette) is mentioned, it reminds me of the good old times when I was still young and you don’t have that many problems yet. Waking up in the morning with this dish served hot on the dinner table is something very nostalgic and somewhat special.

For many Filipinos, this might probably be relatable to you, so if you want to take a step back from the fast lane and have a moment to reminisce about simpler times, you can learn how to make this dish now.

What is Tortang Talong?

Tortang talong is a famous dish which is a type of omelette. Normally eaten for breakfast or for lunch on a day-to-day basis, this dish traditionally includes common ingredients grilled eggplants which are soaked in an egg mixture together with some garlic and onions and is then fried.

The reason why this is popular among many Filipinos is because it is very cheap and is very easy to make. 

How to Make Tortang Talong?

The basic tortang talong only uses a couple of easily available ingredients almost anywhere, as said earlier. So when starting, the main steps you are going to do when cooking this dish is: 

First, you need to cook the eggplant. For this recipe, you can just directly char the eggplant using the cooking stove, since it is the most practical way of doing it in a typical household, but you can use other methods such as grilling, or also using the oven. 

Second, you need to mix this grilled eggplant with the egg. This is combined with common seasonings such as salt and pepper. And then last, you need to cook this eggplant and egg mixture in the cooking pan to make an omelette. And that’s pretty much it! Your dish is ready.

Tortang Talong Tips:

  • Season all you want. If you want to add more flavor to the tortang talong, nothing is hindering you from doing so! You can add any seasoning of your choice.
  • This dish is nice when you have a little spice on it, so it is recommended that you add in a couple of those chili pepper powders when mixing the eggplant, to have a nice kick in every bite.
  • Be sure to watch the heat when cooking the tortang talong. The egg and the eggplant can be easily overcooked so you must keep the heat on a low to medium setting. High heat tends to burn the outside super fast and will leave you with undercooked parts easily.

Notes on Ingredients


For this recipe, included here are some onions and garlic, to add more of that familiar and delicious flavor to the dish. But if you want to make the tortang talong as simple as possible, you can skip these altogether, and with that you will need only a total of five ingredients to prepare the dish.


For additional flavor, a common and good partner with the tortang talong is ketchup.

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Tortang Talong (Pinoy Eggplant Omelette) Recipe

A quick simple dish you can make with eggplants and eggs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Eggs, Vegetables
Servings: 4
Calories: 296kcal


  • Cooking Pan


  • 4 pcs eggplants (talong)
  • 1 pc medium-sized onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 pcs eggs
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In the cooking stove, place the eggplant on top directly. Cook until all sides are evenly charred. Let it cool.
  • In a flat workspace, peel off the skin of the eggplant then flatten it using a fork.
  • In a cooking pan, add in the onions, and garlic. Saute until tender and fragrant.
  • In a bowl, add in the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Mix and beat the eggs until foamy then dip the eggplant and coat with the egg mixture.
  • In the same cooking pan, add in the eggplant. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side and then flip. Cook until both sides are set.
  • Transfer to a serving tray or serving plate. Serve and enjoy!


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Nutrition Facts
Tortang Talong (Pinoy Eggplant Omelette) Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 159
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.7g27%
Saturated Fat 3.1g19%
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 1142mg33%
Carbohydrates 30.5g10%
Fiber 16.8g70%
Sugar 15.2g17%
Protein 9.1g18%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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