Tamagoyaki - or tamago or dashimaki and literally meaning 'grilled fried egg' - is a type of Japanese omelette made by rolling together several thin layers of cooked egg.
This perfectly-formed omelette traditionally appears on the menu at anytime during the day - from a luxurious Japanese breakfast alongside miso soup, rice, pickled veggies and fish, to lunchtime in a bento (Japanese lunch box), or even in a filling in sushi rolls.
There are several types of tamagoyaki, made by combining eggs, and sometimes sugar or soy sauce. Additionally, sake and mirin are used in some recipes. They are usually prepared in a rectangular omelette pan called a makiyakinabe.
Watch as chef Daisujke Nakagawas from sushi nakazawa restaurant, who originally appears in Jiro Dreams of Sushi, prepares it.
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See how it's done in this hypnotic video from Tamagoyaki at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo: