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Place of origin Japan
Main ingredients Egg
Cookbook: Tamagoyaki  Media: Tamagoyaki

Tamagoyaki (卵焼き or 玉子焼き?, literally "grilled egg", also called tamago or dashimaki) is a type of Japanese omelette, which is made by rolling together several layers of cooked egg.[1] These usually are prepared in a rectangular omelette pan called a makiyakinabe.

There are several types of tamago. Tamago is made by combining eggs, rice vinegar, and sometimes sugar or soy sauce. Additionally, sake is used in some recipes. An alternative version includes a mix of shrimp puree, grated mountain yam, sake and egg, turned into a custard-like cake.[2][3]

Tamago is served around the world in the form of nigiri, and also appears in many types of sushi rolls. In Japan, it is also served as a breakfast dish and in other preparations. As part of a sushi/sashimi dinner tamago is usually taken as the final course, in essence a dessert bite. In many sushi circles, the strength of a kitchen is determined by the quality of their tamago.


  1. ^ Japan Food Style. "[Recipe] Tamagoyaki & Dashimaki Tamago (Japanese Rolled Omelet)". Japan Food Style. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lunch with David Gelb, director of 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'". Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Adapted Masato Shimizu, 15 East, New York City (9 March 2012). "Tamago Omelet Recipe- Tasting Table". Tasting Table. Retrieved 18 December 2014.