What is Tamagoyaki?
Tamagoyaki is a Japanese traditional egg omelette. We eat it at home, or Japanese restaurants such as izakaya bars and sushi restaurants. The flavours differ throughout Japan. Tokyo style Tamagoyaki is rather sweet, while Kansai style has a light dashi broth flavour.
How to Make Tamagoyaki
The recipe is so simple and delicate. If you want to make it really good, you need to choose fresh ingredients and carefully control the heat.
Tokyo Style Ingredients:
3 (or 4) eggs, a tablespoon of sugar, a teaspoon of soy sauce, a pinch of salt, a tablespoon of mirin (a sweet sake, if not available, white wine with a pinch of brown sugar or honey), a pinch of dashi powder (if available)
Kansai Style Ingredients:
3 (or 4) eggs, 4 tablespoons of dashi stock, a teaspoon of soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of mirin
- Beat the egg and mix all the ingredients together.
- Oil the frying pan.
- Pour 1/3 of the mixture into a Tamagoyaki pan.
- Roll the egg and pour another 1/3, then repeat. Shape into rectangle.
- Remove from the pan and cut into bite-size pieces.
Tokyo style is very sweet and easy to get burnt. Kansai style is softer and fluffier. If you can get a bottle of Shirodashi, Kansai style is much easier. Just mix three eggs with a tablespoon of Shirodashi and 60 ml of water. Please adjust the amount of ingredients as you like and find your favorite taste!
One in the Household
Tamagoyaki is so popular that I would say, every household has at least one Tamagoyaki pan. I myself have three. It is possible to make Tamagoyaki without it, but as Tamagoyaki is rolled up, the amount of egg in the middle and in the edge of the round frying pan cannot be kept constant. Then the thin areas around the edge will be a bit overcooked. So, if you don’t want to ruin your egg making Tamagoyaki, try a square shaped Tamagoyaki pan.
More Versatile Than You Imagine!
Tamagoyaki pan is useful for more than just making Japanese egg omelettes. Its shape is perfect for pan-fried sausages, grilled cheese sandwiches, or a Swiss roll cake in pan.
Which Pan to Choose for the Best Results
When choosing an egg omelette pan, one thing to keep in mind is the material. Those made of aluminium are cheaper, but their thinness often causes uneven heating. For a temperature-sensitive dish like egg omelette, the heat control is very important. Also, aluminium frying pans need to be replaced frequently as the coating tends to peel off easily. The best frying pans for eggs are definitely cast iron pans. Iron pans are durable and tolerant to strong heating. They can be used almost permanently. What I recommend is TAKUMI JAPAN iron egg omelette pan. Watch how fast it is to cook in a Takumi Japan iron egg omelette pan!
Why You Should Choose TAKUMI JAPAN
>Tsubame, A Sanctuary of Metalworking in Japan
The factory of TAKUMI JAPAN is located in the city of Tsubame, which has been known for the metalworking industries for about 400 years. The craftsmen in Tsubame continue to hone the skills inherited from their predecessors. Thus, iron pans and pots made in Tsubame keep their qualities high.
>Features to Keep Your Health
The main body is made of MAGMA PLATE®. It has a fine concave and convex pattern on the front and back surfaces, which makes the pan oil-friendly and prevents burning, scorching and sticking without fluorine coating. Also, those fine irregularities increase the surface area and improve the heat conductivity. Food can be quickly cooked to the core while still keeping the delicate flavor. You will find it faster and better than microwave cooking. Additionally, made of high-quality Japanese cast iron, using a TAKUMI JAPAN iron egg omelette pan can help replenish iron in the body.
Experience the Difference
You will see the difference when you actually use a TAKUMI JAPAN iron egg omelette pan. Cooking with such a special pan, you will feel as if you were a Michelin chef! Japanese food is simple, easy and healthy. You don’t need to come all the way in order to eat in Tokyo! You can cook it at home. If you are interested, check Zak Zakka for more information about this amazing frying pan. You really should try savory Tamagoyaki. Put it in a bento box, and what about throwing a Japanese-themed picnic this summer? Bon appétit!