Tamagoyaki

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Tamagoyaki
Tamagoyaki by naotakem in Tokyo.jpg
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. These usually are prepared in a rectangular omelette pan called a makiyakinabe.

There are several types of tamago. Tamago is made by combining eggs, 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.[1][2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lunch with David Gelb, director of 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'". Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Adapted Masato Shimizu, 15 East, New York City (9 March 2012). "Tamago Omelet Recipe- Tasting Table". Tasting Table. Retrieved 18 December 2014.