Tuesday, May 5, 2015

[RECIPE] Tamagoyaki - Simple Japanese Egg Omelette


I've always love Tamagoyaki from a Japanese bento box. It is soft and you can enjoy them as a light snack or serve it as an appetizer. It is very easy to make from simple ingredients. However it takes a little practice when you roll them on the pan.






Ingredients

3 eggs
a stalk of green onion (or parsley, cilantro, etc)
olive oil (any type of greasing)

Dashi Stock
a pitch of Bonito soup stock 
1 tablespoon of hot water
2 tablespoon of cold water

Seasoning
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
a pitch of salt


Direction

1. Mix 3 eggs in a medium sized bowl.
2. Cut the green onions into small pieces
3. For dashi stock, I use Hondashi Bonito Soup Stock. Sprinkle a little of the stock into a cup, and add 1 tablespoon of hot water to dissolve. Add 2 extra tablespoon of cold water to the stock.

Ajinomoto - Hon Dashi (Soup Stock) 4.23 Oz. is available on Amazon

4. Add the dashi stock, seasonings, and chopped green onions into the egg mixture.


5. Turn on burner to medium heat. Brush olive oil onto pan. (I am using a 9-inch non-stick pan)
6. Add just enough egg mixture so that it covers the whole pan.
7. When it looks like it's 60-80% cooked, roll the omelette with a pair of chopsticks.
8. After it is rolled, brush more oil onto the pan.
9. Move omelette to one side of the pan, and add more egg mixture next  it.
10. When it is 60-80% cooked again, roll it.
11. Repeat 8-10 until you use all of the egg mixture.


12. Let the omelette cooled on a plate.
13. Cut it into 1-inch pieces and enjoy!



20 comments:

  1. haa i've always watched this dish be served in bento in anime haha and the ingredients are pretty easy o.o
    this will be my dinner tonight! >.< ty for posting this :)

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    1. Hi Karin, thanks for coming by! Please tell me how your tamagoyaki turns out! :)

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  2. Wow! I thought it would be hard to make this and you made it look so easy! My next project!

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    1. Great to hear you will make it! Would love to see how it goes! :)

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  3. This looks delicious and so easy! I am going to try this!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! One of the reasons why I love it is because I can still make this recipe from my round pan.^^ (even though the traditional ones are made from a rectangular pan)

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  4. I've never had this before, but i love egg dishes. I'm so excited to give this a try

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    1. Nice! Glad that you are willing to try this recipe!

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  5. This would be great for breakfast.

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    1. For sure! It is extremely popular for Japanese bento box too, if you happen to love Japanese lunch boxes. ^^

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  6. I love omlets. Ive never had a japanese omelet, but it looks delicious. Im going to give it a try.

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    1. Cool! Glad to hear you will try it out!

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  7. I am sooo doing this! Wish me luck when it comes to the rolling part though!

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    1. ^^ Have fun!! I know you can do it!

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  8. This is a perfect dinner for us. Looks so cool on the plate!
    mary Beth Elderton

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    1. I know right? Omelette rolls look very pretty when you can see all the layers inside! ^_^

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  9. this is the first time seeing this looks good i would love to try it

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