Whitebait Sushi Omelette

Preparation info
  • Serves —


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Masu: Fresh, contemporary, accessible Japanese for the home cook

By Nic Watt

Published 2016

  • About

I think everyone in New Zealand has a love of whitebait. This recipe is a great way to bring the delicious flavours together with egg. It can be made a little in advance, so is nice to have prepared before guests arrive.


  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) dashi
  • tablespoons sake<


In a small saucepan, combine the dashi, sake and mirin, and bring to the boil. Boil for 1 minute to evaporate the alcohol, then allow to cool.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl and slowly add the cooled dashi mixture to incorporate. Strain.

Gently heat a square Japanese omelette pan, then lightly grease with the vegetable oil. Pour in about a sixth of the egg mixture and tilt the pa