Japanese Style Egg Omelet (Dashi-Maki)

Posted August 10th, 2010 in Food 5 Comments »

Tamago-yaki, Dashi-maki….  They all mean “grilled egg” in Japanese, but Dashi-maki means it contains dashi (Japanese cooking stock) in the egg mixture before cooking.  Normally they are cooked in a rectangle frying pan called “tamago-yaki pan”, shaped and rolled up, and cut into bite-size pieces.

Dashi-maki is a great item for bento, accompaniment to sake or beer, or simply with steamed rice.  It is best to eat with grated daikon radish and a dash of soy sauce.  Juicy, soft, mild Dashi-maki can be made with:

  • 5 Egg
  • 100ml water
  • 5g bonito flake
  • 2tsp soy sauce
  • 1tbs sugar
  1. Place bonito flake in a small bowl and pour boiling water.  Leave it for few minutes.  Drain the liquid.  Discard bonito flake.
  2. Once the liquid is cool, mix with other ingredients.
Tamago-yaki pan is not available here, so you can just make it with normal frying pan.
Tamago-yaki/Dashi-maki shouldn’t be colored too much.  It should look pale and fluffy.
  1. Heat 1 tbs oil in a frying pan.  Pour 2/3 egg mixture, and quickly scramble the egg mixture.  The mixture should be dried completely.
  2. Move the soft scrambled egg into the edge of the pan, and pour the rest of egg mixture into the pan: lift up the scrambled egg so that egg mixture goes underneath the scrambled egg too.  Turn down the heat to low.  (you can add boiled spinach here, if you want: arrange the spinach on the egg mixture)
  3. Using an egg turner, carefully roll the scrambled egg towards the another side of the edge.  If the egg mixture is still runny, wait until almost cooked and then roll up to the edge.
With a normal frying pan, don’t expect the shape to be perfect!  Don’t worry, you can just cut into bite-size pieces and garnish with grated daikon radish – it should look ok.  😀

With stir-fried chicken and vegetables…

5 Comments on “Japanese Style Egg Omelet (Dashi-Maki)”

  1. 1 A said at 6:49 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    I love dashimaki! This looks really nice – never had it with spinach but I’m going to try.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 8:48 pm on August 10th, 2010:

    You can also add other vegetables or seaweed (^0^)/ In Japan we add teriyaki unagi (eel) too.

  3. 3 A said at 12:33 am on August 14th, 2010:

    Unagi would be good!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 4:41 pm on August 14th, 2010:

    We call it “u-maki” 🙂

  5. 5 Actild-online said at 8:42 am on January 24th, 2011:

    Loe kogu blogi, paris hea

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