Tamagoyaki – Japanese omelet

Japanese style eggs


Easy, delicious, scrumptious and quick, not to mention a big hit with my kids. This amazing sounding omelet given by Nami on her blog Just One Cook Book sprinkles Japanese flavors into an otherwise pedestrian dish, taking it to a different level. You cannot not love it!


omelet with nori sheet


Of course, the eggs haven’t rolled perfectly, but they are delicious. Thanks Nami for this amazing little dish. I am making these until I get them perfect 🙂


easy Japanese flavored omelet



How to make Nori omelet:

Break 2 eggs in a bowl and mix gently. Don’t over mix. To keep them soft, add 1 tbsp water. You can add sugar, but I skipped it. Heat 1 tsp oil or spray with Pam and pour the egg mixture. Make sure the pan is nice and hot or else the eggs will stick to the bottom.


eggs with nori


Place a nori sheet in the middle.

nori eggs

Fold it on both sides.

nori eggs Roll

nori eggs

Cut into slices and serve hot.


Japanese style omelet

I am still perfecting them, but while they might look less than glamorous, they taste divine.

15 comments for “Tamagoyaki – Japanese omelet

  1. October 29, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    love this omelet sushi. my problem is I live my eggs very well done, so have to cook on both side and then I can experiment it.
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    • October 29, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      My husband likes it that way too. So what I do is cook it on slow, making sure all the liquid is spread out and steam cooked. You can also spray some PAM over it to help quicken the process. Then you lay the nori sheet and fold as usual.

      I also flipped once I had it folded. It had cooked right through.
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  2. October 29, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Sometimes the simplest dishes are the best! Keep perfecting the roll 🙂
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  3. October 29, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    This omellette roll looks pretty and impressive. I’m glad you said it’s easy to do because it sure doesn’t look like it. I think yours turned out really well xx
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  4. October 30, 2013 at 1:08 AM

    A dish needn’t be complicated to be good and you’ve proved that point here, Minnie. When I read your post’s title, I imagined something a bit more complicated. Instead, I found a relatively easy dish to prepare but with an unmistakable Japanese flair. Very nice, Minnie. 🙂
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  5. October 30, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Minnie, thank you so much for trying this recipe, and I’m sooo happy to hear your kids liked it! It’s easy right? Instead of nori, you can use other things kids like! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and linking back to my post! 🙂
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  6. October 30, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    Nami has amazing recipes! I love her blog 😀 And this is a great pick too!

  7. October 30, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    To me the roll looks cute, adorable and inviting. Sometimes ‘cute, adorable and inviting’ is better than ‘perfect’ 🙂

    Loved your pictures, darling 🙂
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  8. November 1, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Wow..very tempting Minnie..Beautiful clicks
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  9. November 1, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    The omletter looks so good.Is there any Indian substitute for nori sheets?
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  10. November 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Delicious japanese omelet, I love them a lot, miss those taste.
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  11. November 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Love it !! Looks perfect to me and yum!!
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  12. November 7, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Hi Minnie,
    I haven’t checked up on you in awhile and I thought I’d see what you’re cooking up. The Japanese omelette looks like a great lunch idea. I’m anxious to try it. I especially like that it’s got the nori in it.
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  13. November 7, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    this is something I’ve always wanted to make ever since I saw it over at Nami’s. Thanks so much for this alternative method. It looks relatively easy and delicious! What a beautiful outcome.
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