June 28, 2013

Tampopo-Style Omurice/たんぽぽ風オムライス

Omurice is a favorite of almost everyone in Japan, so is Napolitan. Tomato ketchup is inexpensive, healthy, and above all, very tasty. I know, however, that these dishes, as well as tomato ketchup, are not very well received by... some people in the world.
 
Anyway, two days ago, my wife made omurice as part of supper, but I didn't have it because I was on a diet. Today, I decided to make Tampopo-style omurice for lunch with the leftover chicken rice.
オムライスは日本ではほとんどの人が好きです。ナポリタンも同様です。トマトケチャップは安いし、健康的だし、何と言っても美味しいので。と言っても、これらの料理やケチャップをあまりよく思っていない人も世界中にはいますが。

それはさておき、二日前、妻が夕飯にオムライスを作ったのですが、私はダイエット中なので食べませんでした。今日、昼ごはんに、残りのチキンライスを使ってたんぽぽ風のオムライスを作ることにしました。
 
So, I reheated the chicken rice in the microwave,
というわけで、電子レンジでチキンライスを温め、  
and transferred to a plate.
お皿に移しました。 
I then made an omelet with three large eggs, and placed it on top of the chicken rice.
次に卵Lサイズを3個使ってオムレツを作り、チキンライスの上に載せました。 
Then, I made a horizontal incision along the center of the omelet to open it.
次にオムレツの中心に沿って横の切り込みを入れ、開きました。 
I guess I overdid the omelet...
ちょっと火を通しすぎた感じ...。
 
I put more ketchup!
ケチャップをもっとかけました! 
Needless to say, very yummy!
言うまでもなく、とても美味しいです!
 
Here is a video on YouTube, showing the real Tampopo-style omurice served at Taimeiken.
YouTubeに、たいめいけんの本当のたんぽぽ風オムライスのビデオがあります。
 

8 comments:

Fräulein Trude said...

But even overdone it looked just like the omlets of the other chefs on youtube.
In my opinion omurice is one of the greatest dishes made with leftovers on earth :-)

Hiroyuki said...

Kiki: Thanks. My trick is to use one part margarine (or butter) and one part salad oil.

Stacy said...

Neat video!
I would like to also share a video of the most impressive omelette slicing I've ever seen (not taken by me but found online)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAawGfEhzf4

too bad he ruins it with way too much sauce at the end (just my opinion haha)

Hiroyuki said...

Stacy: Thanks for the link. The chef slicing the omelet himself. At Taimeiken, they serve omurice with the omelet un-sliced.

Ruins it? Visually speaking, you may be right, but considering the aroma and flavor, I appreciate that generous amount of demi-glass sauce!

Sissi said...

Hiroyuki, thank you for reminding me of Tampopo. Such a wonderful film... and your omelet looks exactly like the one from the film! One of the best scenes.
It's another egg dish I should learn! Never enough of egg dishes!

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: Thanks for your compliment!

Do make your own version of omurice, leaving out ketchup altogether if you happen to hate it!

Sissi said...

Hiroyuki, I like ketchup a lot, but I prefer the one I make on my own ;-) Compared to the industrial ketchup it's super concentrated in tomatoes (no thickeners: I cook it as long as required to obtain a good thickness). Unfortunately, it is quite expensive to prepare so I always wait for the end of summer and look for cheap offers on farmers markets.
Some time ago I played a lot with my ketchup recipe (tomatoes were not sweet enough to make good ketchup), added Indian spices (mainly nigella, or onion seeds, which are my favourite Indian spice) and it became a kind of Indian chutney. Now I prefer it from the traditional ketchup! I make lots of jars for the winter. This year I will do the same.

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