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Japanese omelet - tamago in sushi

Japanese omelet – tamago

Japanese omelet – tamago

By August 13, 2015

Japanese omelet called tamago is soft and sweet. It requires a little skill to make it - but if you follow the instructions you will perfect the Japanese omelet. Tamago is sometimes put in sushi but is also delicious on its own.

  • Prep Time : 1 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes



  • Whisk the eggs, soy sauce and sugar.
  • In a small pan, melt the butter and take care of all sides.
  • Pour in the egg mixture.
  • Fry on medium-low heat while the bubbles formed during frying.
  • When the bottom of the omelet is ready - Using a spatula fold omelet in a third.
  • Fry for half a minute until it stabilizes again.
  • Continue to fold the third fold – the result being 3 layers of omelet.
  • Fry for a minute or two on both sides until the omelette is ready and all the egg is ready, soft and juicy.
  • If the omelette looks a bit “off”, its ok, we are going to be cutting it into aesthetic strips.
  • Remove to a clean cutting board.
  • Wait a minute for the tamago to cool.
  • With a good knife cut the omelette into half cm wide strips. Then each strip lengthwise slice.

It’s ready!

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