We aren’t taking it too far when we state that Japan is a food heaven. From fried ice cream on streets to lavish sushi at Michelin-starred restaurants, from guilty pleasures of karaage to soul-soothing ramen, Japan has dominated a territory acquired so perfectly only by few. Then it should come as no surprise that the country has also figured out one of the best combinations – omurice! As is abundantly clear by its name, omurice is a combination of omlette and rice, and a clear proof of western influence on Japanese food. Invented some time during the 20th century, Omurice was previously only served at restaurants, but has now found its way to homes and hearts. Especially those of children. And when kids do see this chef clearing colorful omurice, we kid you not, they’ll be in love. And so are we!
We recently discovered an Instagram chef who specializes in creating omurice variations, particularly those in color. Greens, redw, yellows, purples – you name it, he’ll make it! Whether the coloring is from natural sources or not, we cannot tell. What we can tell is that we are in love!
Omurice is traditionally made using eggs, rice, chicken and spices. To make the omelette, chefs go with scrambled eggs, and turn that into a fluffy delight. Then, this omlette is ‘poured’ over the river preparation, and sliced from top to bottom.
Ah! The satisfaction of that sharp slice that covers the rice in a buttery omelette!
There are many other variations of omurice, like the tornado omu, or the street style grand omu.
But what we love about omurice_omelette is how the rice is covered in gorgeous hues – bright and pastel, both. While covering the rice in scrambled eggs omelette, the ched creates an oval shape and slices it right from the middle, which looks like opening a book!
In some videos he can also be seen using the egg yolk in the omelette, which later opens up during the big slice and pours out like ketchup!
Did you love these colorful omurice as much as we did?
You will also love colorful ramen!