The Internet can’t get enough of this 'omurice' or tornado omelette video for a Korean street food staple that uses a pair of chopsticks to create a dish of pure swirly, eggy joy.
This is a video of a tornado omelette master doing his thing at a Korean street food stall. First, we’re shown how to swirl the egg mixture as it’s cooking to create that signature tornado from the omelette. Then we're treated to the omurice dish creation.
Omurice is a Japanese dish that was adopted by Korea as street food during the occupation. First, the rice is cooked and mixed with diced vegetables and meat like pork or fried bacon. The tornado omelette is draped over a mound of rice and served with a moat of Korean tomato demi-glace sauce.
The tornado omelette is not as easy as it looks and it can be tricky to get it right. From watching the video, you can see a small non-stick pan is crucial, and the oil is heated to a high temperature. The chopsticks are used to swirl the eggs into the recognisable tornado shape.