Tamagoyaki (Japanese Egg Rolls)

Tamagoyaki Recipe

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This is a savoury recipe for Japanese egg rolls. While it is often a side-dish or appetizer of a Japanese bento meal, I also love to eat it on its own as a satisfying and filling low-carb meal.

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The key ingredients such as eggs, carrots and shallots are common items in the kitchen pantry. You can adapt the ingredients according to what you have – sometimes I use ebikko (prawn roe) instead of carrots, and baby spinach instead of spring onions.

I struggled to describe the steps of rolling the egg in words, so I made a two-minute video for this recipe. This is my first video so there is much room for improvement, but hopefully it conveyed the key steps of rolling the omelette. If you would like to see more video recipes, thumbs up the video on YouTube and subscribe to my channel. Thank you!

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Check out the Noob Cook video for the visual demonstration on how to roll the egg.


  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp chopped spring onions
  • 1 tbsp chopped shallots (or onions)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped carrots (peel thin slices of carrot using a vegetable peeler before cutting)
  • cooking oil or spray (for greasing the pan)

(A) Egg Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 1/2 tsp dashi powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp mirin

(B) Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tbsp ponzu sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated daikon (white radish)
  • 1 tbsp chopped spring onions


  • Tamagoyaki pan (18 by 13 cm/7.25 by 5.10 in)
  • chopsticks
  • spatula
  • pastry brush (for greasing the pan)


  1. Add (A) to eggs and whisk to dissolve sugar thoroughly. Add spring onions, shallots and carrots to the egg mixture.
  2. Heat the pan, grease it with oil, and pour 1/3 of the egg to cover the pan. If there are any bubbles, burst them with a pair of chopsticks.
  3. When the egg is semi-set, start rolling it from one end to the other using chopsticks or a spatula. Push the first layer of rolled egg back to the starting point and repeat steps 2-3 for another two more times, until all the egg is used up.
  4. Gently press the completed egg roll with the spatula to give it a firm rectangular shape.
  5. Transfer egg roll to cutting board and when it is cooled, slice the roll to 6-8 equal pieces. Serve with a side dish of dipping sauce by combining (B) in a small saucer.