Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 4 mins

A Japanese style omelet is called dashi-maki-tamago or tamago-yaki. This omelet is often served for breakfast in Japan and it is one of the most popular menu items for bento, Japanese box lunch. This recipe usually requires a rectangular omelet pan but they are unusual outside of Japan or a professional kitchen so I make it with a regular round pan. It tastes just as good but looks a little different.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dashi, stock* (very authentic) (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (enough to just cover bottom of pan)


  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  2. Add sugar, Dashi, Soy sauce to the bowl and mix well.
  3. Heat oil in an omelet pan.
  4. For an easy omelet just pour the whole mixture into a large pan and lift up the edges to let the wet egg run underneath. Take off the heat just before top is firm. A more advanced and authentic cooking requires a rectangular omelet pan and folding/rolling the egg.
  5. * I buy the dashi as I would chicken bouin from the asian grocer and then usually sprinkle a pinch or less into the mix rather than mix the liquid form. It really helps the flavor round out.
Most Helpful

This is good!! The soy sauce taste was very lite which I liked. I didn't have any Dashi so I had to omit it. II agree with kittycatmom that it needs something else. Maybe some green onions or cheddar cheese. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for PAC Spring '09

AuntWoofieWoof April 18, 2009

Just delicious! I love eggs like this. I ate these often when I was growing up, but when I made them I always felt something was just "missing" I still don't know what I was missing, but the flavor was spot on!!! So good! Thanks Kitty!!! This will be made often. Made for 2009 Spring

kittycatmom April 15, 2009