K’s Kitchen – Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelette) from Cooking with Dog

In Japan, there are certain dishes that people are “supposed” to be able to cook if they know anything about cooking.  One of those is tamagoyaki (卵焼き Japanese omelette), which is often served for breakfast, in bento boxes for lunch, and also in izakayas.  Although I know how to cook an omelette, I never mastered the “rolling” of the tamagoyaki.

My first attempt.  It went rather well!

I got the recipe from Cooking with Dog, a Youtube channel.  This channel is a very authentic Japanese cooking show.  For example, all ingredients are premeasured into small dishes.  On the other hand, American cooking shows typically show the chef measuring the ingredients.

Ingredients:
3 eggs
3 tablespoons dashi stock
1 1/3 tablespoons sugar (see note below)
1 tsp soy sauce
20 g mitsuba, green onion, etc
vegetable oil

Notes:
– As mentioned before, this is a typical homemade dish in Japan. This means that everyone has their little preferences that they grew up with.
– One of these preferences is the “sweet vs savory” debate. Some people like sweet tamagoyaki, some people like savory (ie, not sweet) tamagoyaki
– I always add a teaspoon of corn starch.  I find that this makes the tamagoyaki stick together better

Instructions:
(watch the Youtube video – it is explained much better than I could ever do!)

This is really a yummy dish, and it is very versatile.  Hope you enjoyed this recipe!

xoxo, K

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