A traditional Japanese-style breakfast staple reinvented! No more cold, soggy scrambled eggs with ketchup. Try out these new tamagoyaki fillings for a Japanese fusion breakfast you’re gonna love.
I’ve been a big fan of tamagoyaki, Japanese-style rolled omelets ever since I’ve moved to Japan. My favorite were the ones my Japanese host mother in Gunma used to make filled with tarako cod roe and cheese.
Soon after I started eating eggs for breakfast every day on my diet, I bought my first tamagoyaki pan so I could have another way to eat my eggs besides fried, scrambled, or boiled.
I was on a tamagoyaki kick, making them pretty much every day. After a conversation with a colleague from New York about what we eat for breakfast, I got the idea to combine our breakfasts, Japanese and Western-style, to create “the healthiest breakfast in the world”.
I was inspired to reinvent tamagoyaki, a pillar in the traditional breakfast eaten by the longest living people on the planet.
After finding out what’s in the breakfast bowls of the leading nutrition experts in the West, I did what was quite easy– I put two and two together.
“I wish someone [an expert] would, like, just tell me exactly what to eat.”
Those were her words. My colleague from New York had also been reevaluating what she should be eating for breakfast. She mentioned that the guest [a doctor] on the Tim Ferriss podcast that she had just been listening to ate oatmeal, nuts, and berries for breakfast every day.
Oatmeal. nuts. berries…That’s when the bells went off and all the squirrels in the park stopped diggin’ and turned to listen. Then another colleague said, “I cook everything with coconut oil”. So I also want to give her at least some credit too.
New Tamagoyaki Fillings
After this one brief conversation, hunting down “oji-chan” who sells big cartons of mixed berries for 500 yen from his lil’ white Suzuki truck, and weeks of experimentation in the kitchen, I give to you…
“The McAllister Roll” (named after the one and only Ms. McAllister, the colleague who inspired me to create it)
Superfood tamagoyaki fillings – rolled up to make the healthiest breakfast in the world*
The McAllister Roll is East meets West. Don’t let the “Mick” in McAllister confuse you with the “Mick” in McMuffin!
A McAllister Roll is made up of six superfoods, some of the healthiest, most nutrient dense foods on the planet! When you add a side salad – a must – and a half an avocado – green tea – that’s 8, 9, 10 superfoods in one meal.
Good for you and tastes good too. Here’s your first bite.
Tamagoyaki Fillings and What to Eat with Tamagoyaki