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Japanese Style Scrambled Eggs (Tamago Toji)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Eggs are scrambled with snow peas and yuba (dried tofu skin) in dashi broth flavoured with soy sauce, mirin and sake. It is very quick to make, and the flavour is quite light. Perfect as a side dish or a light main dish.

Unlike the Western style scrambled eggs, it does not use butter or oil. It's a healthy scrambled eggs.

Recipe Type: Mains, Sides
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: scrambled eggs, tamago toji, tamagotoji
Serves: 2 as side, 1 as main
Author: Yumiko
Ingredients (tbsp=15ml, cup=250ml)
  • 200g/7.1oz snow peas (note 1)
  • 25g/0.9oz yuba (dried tofu skin) sheet rehydrated (note 2)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 200ml/6.8oz dashi stock
  • tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp sake
  1. Remove ends of snow peas. If snow peas are large, cut in half diagonally.
  2. Cut yuba sheet into 5cm/2” square pieces.
  3. Add the Sauce ingredients in a shallow saucepan or a frying pan and bring it to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Add snow peas and yuba pieces to the pan and cook for about 1 minute until the snow peas are nearly cooked.

  5. Add the eggs to the pan in a swirling motion to try to cover the entire surface. Use chopsticks or a fork and mix the eggs to spread them evenly.

  6. Place a lid on, reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 45 seconds until the surface of the egg is almost cooked. (note 3)

  7. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the Scrambled Eggs to a serving bowl.

  8. Serve while hot.
Recipe Notes

1. Instead of snow peas, you can use other green vegetables such as chopped spinach, green beans, burdock, etc.

2. Please refer to my post Dried Tofu Skin Soup Two Ways for more details about yuba. Instead of yuba, you could use tofu or aburaage.

3. There should still be sauce left in the port and you should be able to see it around the egg. See the photos in the post.

4. The ingredients to be cooked with the eggs can be any vegetables, tofu products   with/without meat as long as they go well with eggs and the soy sauce flavour.

5. Nutrition per serving as a side. It assumes all the broth will be consumed but in reality some of it will not be consumed.

serving: 296g calories: 234kcal fat: 9.9g (15%) saturated fat: 3g (13%) trans fat: 0g polyunsaturated fat: 3.2g monounsaturated fat: 3.1g cholesterol: 187mg (62%) sodium: 1329mg (55%) potassium: 606mg (17%) carbohydrates: 14g (4%) dietary fibre: 2.8g (11%) sugar: 7.5g protein: 19.3g vitamin a: 27% vitamin c: 100% calcium: 8.2 % iron: 23 %