How to COOK Japanese TAMAGOYAKI at home like Tokyo chefs

MAKE TASTY TAMAGOYAKI AS A JAPANESE MASTER

Made only with the finest Japanese eggs, then wisely folded 2000 times to obtain the perfect texture. That’s how you can actually create the strongest katana ever!

Joking! πŸ˜‹

I mean, the steel folding process for katanas (Japanese swords) really takes a great effort.

Though tamagoyaki doesn’t require such a great commitment!
That’s why this Japanese original dish is so easy to cook at home.

FROM ZERO TO TAMAGOYAKI SENSEI

This quick guide is designed for anyone who wants to push their Tamagoyaki maker skills to the next level!

Are you a beginner chef? Or maybe a good Tamagoyaki master already! In any case, these simple trick will surely help you.

Come on, let’s start!
Turn on the fire and put your square-shaped pan for Tamagoyaki on the stove.
Ah … you still don’t have your Tamagoyaki Pan?

So first make sure you choose the cooking tool that best suits your needs.

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– OUR ORIGINAL RECIPE –

. INGREDIENTS .
for 4 people


β€’ THE EGG MIX β€’

Eggs – – – – – – – – – – – – – 4 medium-size
Dashi (or chicken broth) – – – gr 60 (ΒΌ cup)
ShoyΕ« (soy sauce) – – – – – – – – gr 5 (1 tsp)
Mirin – – – – – – – – – – – – – –  gr 10 (2 tsp)
Sugar – – – – – – – – – – – – – Β gr 10 (2.5 tsp)
Sesame Oil – – – – – – – – – – – –  4-5 drops
Salt – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – a pinch


β€’ EXTRA β€’
Daikon – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – gr 150
Seed Oil – – – – – – – – – – – – – as required


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. INGREDIENTS .
for 4 people


β€’ THE EGG MIX β€’

Eggs – – – – – – – – – – – – 4 medium-size
Dashi (or chicken broth) – gr 60 (ΒΌ cup)
ShoyΕ« (soy sauce) – – – – – – gr 5 (1 tsp)
Mirin – – – – – – – – – – – – – gr 10 (2 tsp)
Sugar – – – – – – – – – – – – gr 10 (2.5 tsp)
Sesame Oil – – – – – – – – – – – 4-5 drops
Salt – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – a pinch


β€’ EXTRA β€’
Daikon – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – gr 150
Seed Oil – – – – – – – – – – – – as required


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Ikimasho!

1.
PLAY THE RIGHT SOUND BEAT

Take a bowl and beat the Eggs (using a fork, a whisk or Japanese chopsticks).

In a second container mix Dashi, Mirin, Sugar, Soy Sauce and Salt.
Give it a good stir and pour the mixture in the first bowl with the eggs.
Stir again, until it gets uniform.

⭐️ COOKING TIPS
β€’ FOR A MORE INTENSE TASTE, ADD A FEW DROPS OF GOMA ABURA (THE AMAZING JAPANESE SESAME OIL). IF YOU CHOOSE A JAPANESE ONE – LIKE THIS ONE – YOU’LL REALLY FEEL THE TASTE DIFFERENCE!

2.
LET'S WARM UP

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Take your best Tamagoyaki Pan and heat it up on the stove.

Wait until it’s really hot, then spread a generous amount of oil over the entire pan surface.

⭐️ COOKING TIPS
β€’ USE A FOLDED PAPER NAPKIN TO WELL-DISTRIBUTE THE OIL. WATCH OUT YOUR FINGERS!
β€’ IF YOU FEAR TO GET BURNT, FOR A FEW EUROS YOU CAN BUY THIS ABURABIKI, A JAPANESE-STYLE BRUSH, SPECIFIC TO SPREAD AND DISTRIBUTE OIL.

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3.
LAYER BY LAYER

Time to cook!
Let’s do it by following the brilliant Japanese method.

Start by pouring a first layer of egg mixture, covering the whole surface of your tamagoyaki pan. The layer should be approximately 5 mm (0.2 inch) thick.

⭐️ COOKING TIPS
β€’ AIR BUBBLES ARE LIKELY TO POP UP UNDER THE EGG LAYER. QUICKLY REMOVE THEM, MAKING A TINY-HOLE ON EACH BUBBLE.

When the egg-mix is almost firm, but still soft (let’s say 60-70% cooked), it’s time to fold the tamagoyaki omelette on itself.

If all goes well, half of your Tamagoyaki pan will be empty and ready to welcome another layer of egg mixture.

3.
SLIPPERY ROAD

Before pouring in the second egg-wave, apply again a generous amount of oil onto the empty side (of the tamagoyaki pan).

⭐️ COOKING TIPS
β€’ IF YOU CAN, SLIP A LITTLE OIL UNDER THE OMELETTE TOO. USE A WOODEN TOOL, A SILICONE SPATULA, OR SOMETHING ELSE THAT DOES NOT RUIN THE TAMAGOYAKI PLATE SURFACE.

Again, pour a layer of tamagoyaki mixture batter onto the empty side of the pan.

Once cooked to 60-70%, repeat the folding procedure, turning the first-cooked layer of omelette (the one that has been on the fire the longest) over the second layer (the last one poured).

4.
PLAY IN LOOP

All you have to do now is to repeat the previous steps (fold, put fresh oil, add a new egg layers), until your Japanese-style omelette reaches the size you’ve always dreamed of.

How many folds? 5? 8? 10? 20 layers?
Up to you, my hungry friend!😁

⭐️ COOKING TIPS
β€’ WHILE DOING THIS, KEEP THE STOVE BURNER AT A MEDIUM FLAME / POWER.

5.
FIVE-MINUTES BREAK

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Once you have reached the desired size, toss your omelette roll onto a plate or a cutting board and let it rest for 5-6 minutes.

Then slice your Tamagoyaki and let the Japanese food night start!

⭐️ COOKING TIPS

β€’ WANNA EAT TAMAGOYAKI LIKE IN JAPAN?
THEN SERVE IT WITH GRATED DAIKON DRESSED WITH SHOYΕͺ (SOY SAUCE)!
AFTER YOU CAN FINALLY SAY IT!
“I’VE BECOME A JAPANESE TAMAGOYAKI SENSEI!”

6. RECAP

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If all this story has made you hungry (and ready to host a Japanese food party).
Bring the needed tools and bribe friends and family with your delicious Japanese omelettes!

As you can imagine, the more you do, the more you will master the technique.
Buy a pallet of eggs and test yourself … I’m sure you will always find some volunteer to “test your cooking progress”!

HAPPY TAMAGOYAKI PARTY!

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BONUS.
GO WITH JAPANESE ORIGINAL INGREDIENTS

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Japanese Light fish broth.

A thick, sweet and low alcoholic Sake

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