Tamagoyaki (Japanese Egg Rolls)

Japanese Egg Rolls are a great idea for a healthy meat free lunch or dinner served with crunchy steamed broccolini. Kids love them too!

tamagoyaki japanese egg rolls

Tamagoyaki (Japanese Egg Rolls)

5 from 1 vote
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Lunch, Snack
Servings 4


  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp red capsicum finely diced
  • 2 tbsp chives finely chopped
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil steamed rice to serve
  • steamed broccolini to serve
  • kecap manis sauce to serve


  • Whisk eggs in a bowl. Pour beaten egg through a fine sieve into a large bowl, discarding any gelatinous whites left behind. (This ensures a fine, streak-free omelette.) Add capsicum and chives. Stir until combined. Season with salt and white pepper.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a 20cm (base measurement) non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Ladle 1/3 cup egg mixture into pan and swirl around until base is evenly coated with egg. Cook for 2 minutes or until egg is half set. Use a flat spatula to loosen edges of omelette slightly then, starting from the edge closest to you, roll up omelette to about halfway. Slide spatula beneath omelette and carefully drag it to the edge closest to you. Pour in another ¼ cup of egg mixture around the exposed pan and unrolled portion of the omelette. Repeat with the cooking, folding and dragging. Add another ¼ cup of egg mixture and repeat process rolling the omelette up completely. Transfer rolled omelette to a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Heat remaining oil in the frying pan and repeat the process to make another omelette roll.
  • Cut each omelette into 1cm wide pieces and thread onto disposable bamboo chopsticks or simply serve on rice with steamed broccolini and kecap manis.
Keyword Eggs

One Comment

  1. Alezandra 29/06/2019 at 11:14 pm

    5 stars
    Saw this recipe by accident and it was good! 😛 not for kids lunches but for our actual main meal.

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