Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tamagoyaki

Japanese-style rolled omelet.  たまごやき、卵焼き。Also called "tamagomaki." 卵まき。

Eggs are mixed with dashi (stock), mirin (or sugar) and soy sauce and lightly beaten. Tamagoyaki is then cooked in a special, rectangular omelet pan, making it possible to roll together several layers of cooked egg in a rectangular shape.

Datemaki, rolled omelet
[Tamagoyaki. Photo Ad Blankestijn]

Various fillings can be added. Japanese omelet has a nice sweet taste. It is eaten as a side dish with rice during breakfast, but also dinner.

"Datemaki" is the name of rolled omelet as a sushi topping. The sushi chief uses a special bamboo mat to shape the egg.