Grandpa's Tamagoyaki

Grandpa's Tamagoyaki

A tamagoyaki (Japanese style omelette) rich with the flavors of bonito dashi, green onion and sesame oil. This a traditional tamagoyaki made Grandpa-style. Try it for dinner or as a drinking appetizer.

Ingredients: 2 servings

2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
Usukuchi soy sauce
2 teaspoons
Bonito flakes
1/2 packet
Chopped green onions
3 heaping tablespoons
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon


1. Break the eggs into a bowl, add the sugar, sake and soy sauce and mix well. Add the bonito flakes and green onions.
2. Heat some sesame oil in a frying pan, and pour in the egg mixture in 2 to 3 batches, rolling the cooked egg between each addition to make a tamagoyaki.
3. I changed the top photo and changed the amount of green onion specified.
4. It's great in bentos too.

Story Behind this Recipe

My grandfather never cooked, but the tamagoyaki he made for me once was so delicious, so I tried recreating that flavor. It's a recipe filled with memories.