These steps describe exactly how to make the traditional Japanese dish, Tamagoyaki, a rolled omelette type dish that’s slightly sweet and ideal for bento. Get started at step one below.
Heat up a pan. Use a frying pan, or a proper Tamagoyaki pan if you have one. Prepare a bowl of oil, and a brush or wad of cotton wool or kitchen paper.
Brush the pan with a little oil. Beat all the ingredients together with a chopsticks or a fork. Do not use a whisk, you don't want the mixture to get foamy.
Put about 2 to 3 tablespoons worth of egg mixture into the pan. Cook it gently (lower the heat if necessary) until it's not quite set on top, but not runny. Roll it up with a fork or chopsticks to one side of the pan.
Cook until this layer is almost set, then roll the whole egg to the opposite side of where it is.
Brush the pan again with oil. Add another couple of tablespoons of egg mixture in the pan, and spread around the pan and under the cooked egg.
Put the tamagoyaki on a moistened sushi rolling mat, seam side down.