Japanese Tamago Egg, or Tamagoyaki, is a type of Japanese omelette known for its sweet taste and layered, rolled appearance. It’s commonly served for breakfast, in bento boxes, or as a sushi topping. Making Tamagoyaki requires a bit of practice to perfect the rolling technique, but it’s a delightful and flavorful dish worth the effort.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Oil or non-stick cooking spray (for greasing the pan)


  • Tamagoyaki pan (rectangular omelette pan) or a regular non-stick frying pan


  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs well. Mix in the sugar, soy sauce, mirin, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  2. Heat the Tamagoyaki pan or non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Lightly grease it with oil or cooking spray.
  3. Pour a thin layer of the egg mixture into the pan, tilting it to cover the bottom of the pan evenly. Cook until the bottom of the egg has set but the top is still slightly wet.
  4. Start rolling the egg from one end to the other. Push the rolled egg to one end of the pan.
  5. Re-grease the pan if needed. Pour another thin layer of egg mixture, lifting the rolled egg to allow the mixture to flow underneath.
  6. Once the new layer of egg has set, roll the first layer over the second. Repeat this process until all the egg mixture is used, adding more oil as needed.
  7. Remove the rolled omelette from the pan and let it cool for a few minutes.
  8. Once cooled, slice the Tamagoyaki into bite-sized pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Protein: 6g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • Serves: 2-3 people

Tamagoyaki is a unique and delicious Japanese dish that’s both sweet and savory. It’s a versatile recipe that can be enjoyed in various ways – as a standalone dish, as part of a larger meal, or even as a sushi ingredient. While the technique might take a little practice, the result is a beautifully layered and flavorful omelette that’s sure to impress. Enjoy your homemade Tamagoyaki as a delightful treat from Japanese cuisine!

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