Nori Omelet
Nori Omelet

A Nori Omelet is a Japanese-inspired omelet that incorporates nori seaweed, which adds a unique umami flavor and a pleasant texture to the dish. Here’s how to make a Nori Omelet:


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 sheet of nori seaweed (sushi seaweed)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped green onions or chives for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare Nori Seaweed:
  • Start by cutting the nori seaweed into thin strips or small pieces. You can use scissors to do this. Set the nori aside.
  1. Beat the Eggs:
  • In a bowl, crack the eggs and beat them until the yolks and whites are well combined. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  1. Mix Soy Sauce and Mirin:
  • In a separate small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, mirin, and sugar (if using). Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  1. Heat the Pan:
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or omelet pan over medium-low heat. Add the vegetable oil or butter and let it melt and coat the bottom of the pan evenly.
  1. Cook the Eggs:
  • Pour the beaten eggs into the heated skillet. Allow them to cook undisturbed for a minute or so until the edges start to set.
  1. Add Nori and Soy Sauce Mixture:
  • Sprinkle the chopped nori pieces evenly over the surface of the eggs. Drizzle the soy sauce and mirin mixture over the nori and eggs.
  1. Fold the Omelet:
  • Using a spatula, gently fold one side of the omelet over the other to create a half-moon shape. Cook for another minute or so, allowing the omelet to set but remain slightly runny on the inside.
  1. Serve:
  • Slide the Nori Omelet onto a plate, and garnish with chopped green onions or chives, if desired.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve your Nori Omelet hot, either on its own or with a side of rice and a simple salad.

The combination of eggs, nori seaweed, and the savory soy sauce mixture creates a delightful umami flavor that’s both satisfying and unique. This Nori Omelet is a quick and delicious Japanese-style dish that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a light dinner.