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Japanese Omelet (Tamagoyaki)

Whip up a delightful Japanese omelette that's perfect for breakfast or bento boxes! This fluffy, savory treat is rolled to perfection and bursting with umami flavor.

Tasty Team
91% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Japanese Omelet (Tamagoyaki)

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • ⅓ cup bonito dashi broth (80 mL)
  • oil, to taste
  • 1 shiso leaf
  • grated Japanese radish, for serving
  • soy sauce, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 218
  • Fat 11g
  • Carbs 12g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 14g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, sugar, salt, sake, mirin, and broth, and mix well.
  2. Heat a tamagoyaki pan at over medium heat. Brush a thin layer of oil on the pan.
  3. Pour ⅙ of egg mixture into pan and quickly swirl to cover the entire pan. When the egg is set, gently roll the egg.
  4. With the rolled egg still in the pan, pour in ⅙ of the egg mixture. Lift up the rolled egg and let the mixture to flow under it. When the egg is set, roll the omelette toward you.
  5. Repeat, adding ⅙ of the mixture at a time, continuing to roll the egg into a large roll.
  6. Cut the tamagoyaki in half and pierce with a skewer.
  7. Serve with a shiso leaf, grated radish, and soy sauce.
  8. Enjoy!
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Japanese Omelet (Tamagoyaki)