Tonpeiyaki (Omelet with Stir-fried Cabbage)

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Learn how to make Tonpeiyaki, a delicious Japanese omelet filled with stir-fried cabbage. Perfect for a quick and healthy vegetarian meal!

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Toypei yaki served on a plate.

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • It is a quick and easy dish with simple ingredients.
  • Ready in 15 minutes, perfect for a busy day meal.
  • Great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Tonpeiyaki

Tonpeiyaki is a popular dish from the Kansai region. It consists of stir-fried pork wrapped in a thin omelet. The name “Tonpeiyaki” comes from the method of grilling the pork flat. This recipe offers a vegetarian version without the pork.

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Tonpeiyaki:

Tonpeiyaki ingredients.
  • Use three eggs.
  • Cabbage is in season during spring and winter. Spring cabbage is soft and has a fresh color, while winter cabbage becomes sweeter when heated. Either cabbage will be perfect for this recipe.
  • Add salt and pepper to enhance the flavor of the cabbage and eggs.
  • Adding potato starch helps prevent the eggs from breaking when forming the Tonpeiyaki, but you can make it without it.
  • Chuno sauce, mayonnaise, and scallions for the classic toppings.

How To Make Tonpeiyaki: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! The video and detailed ingredients and instructions are on the printable recipe card below.

How to make tonpeiyaki.

Step 1

Stir-fry shredded cabbage.

How to make tonpeiyaki.

Step 2

Make an egg mixture.

How to make tonpeiyaki.

Step 3

Cook the egg.

How to make tonpeiyaki.

Step 4

Wrap the cabbage in the egg and shape it neatly.

Toypei yaki served on a plate.

Serve on a plate, drizzle with sauce and mayonnaise, and top with chopped scallions. Enjoy the tasty and filling tonpeiyaki at home!

Recipe Tips

  • If you like crunchy cabbage, you can add it raw without stir-frying.
  • For fluffy eggs, remove them from the heat when they are half-cooked.

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Toypei yaki served on a plate.

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Tonpeiyaki (Omelet with Stir-fried Cabbage)

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Juri Austin
Learn how to make Tonpeiyaki, a delicious Japanese omelet filled with stir-fried cabbage. Perfect for a quick and healthy vegetarian meal!

Ingredients

  • Cabbage, 230g
  • Oil, as needed
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chuno Sauce, Mayonnaise, and Scallions, for toppings

For The Egg

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Potato Starch
  • 1 tsp Water
  • A little Salt

Instructions

  • Prepare Ingredients: Shred the cabbage and chop the scallions.
  • Stir-fry Cabbage: Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir-fry the cabbage until it softens. Season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a plate.
  • Make Egg Mixture: In a bowl, combine the eggs, potato starch, water, and salt. Mix well.
  • Cook Egg: Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Pour in the egg mixture and cook.
  • Assemble Tonpeiyaki: Place a sheet of plastic wrap on a flat surface. Lay the cooked egg on the wrap, add the stir-fried cabbage on top, and then wrap it to shape.
  • Serve: Drizzle with chuno sauce and mayonnaise, then top with chopped scallions.

Video

Notes

  • If you like crunchy cabbage, you can add it raw without stir-frying.
  • For fluffy eggs, remove them from the heat when they are half-cooked.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g
Course: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Tonpeiyaki
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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious, with wonderful sweetness and crunch from the cabbage, delightful savory taste from the eggs! Juri no tabemono totems oishi des, itsumo. 🙂

    Christine