Tamagoyaki

Egg Omelette

Rolled layers of omelette, made by cooking and rolling gently beaten chicken eggs which have been sweetened or lightly salted. A popular sushi topping since the seventeenth century and also enjoyed with other ingredients, such as cooked unagi eel. Thinly layered omelettes, known as usu-yakitamago or chakin egg sheets, can be used like or together with nori seaweed to wrap sushi. Shredded egg sheets are used as a topping for other dishes, such as chirashi-sushi.