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

4 5

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

5 5

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