Japanese Scrambled Eggs

Come have taste of our Japanese Scrambled Eggs recipe, a delightful twist on traditional scrambled eggs! These eggs are infused with the savory goodness of soy sauce, resulting in a flavorful and healthy breakfast option. With just five simple ingredients and a quick 3-minute preparation, these scrambled eggs are a protein-packed, satisfying way to start your day!

Japanese style fuffly scrambled eggs served on a plate topped with chopped green onions being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Why I Love This Recipe

If you’re a fan of breakfasts with a twist, you’re going to love this Japanese Scrambled Eggs recipe! It’s a simple and easy way to infuse your morning routine with the flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine. Made with common Japanese-style seasonings and ingredients, these eggs offer a delightful variation on the classic scrambled eggs and they’re part of a traditional Japanese Breakfast, just like Japanese Steamed Eggs!

Cooked to creamy perfection in a skillet, they taste lightly savory and are topped with freshly cut green onions. Whether you’re looking for a side protein dish or a unique breakfast experience, these scrambled eggs are for you. So why wait? Let’s dive into this flavorful journey and enjoy a delicious start to your day!



  • Eggs – two eggs beaten well.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Half and Half – a blend of half heavy cream and half milk. Can be purchased at grocery stores. Can sub with heavy cream.
  • Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted.

Japanese style fuffly scrambled eggs served on a plate topped with chopped green onions.


Step 1 Beat eggs, soy sauce, half ‘n’ half (or cream and milk), and additional add-ins in a bowl.

Japanese style scrambled eggs in a mixing bowl.

🥢 Flavoring Pro Tip

To boost the umami flavor, add a dash of Hondashi or Dashi into the egg mixture.

🌀 Mixing Pro Tip

For the fluffiest texture, use a Hand Mixer to incorporate air into the beaten egg.

Step 2 Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium-low heat, then pour in the beaten egg mixture.

Japanese style scrambled eggs in a skillet.

🍳 Cooking Pro Tip

To achieve the perfect texture, cook the eggs over medium-low heat. This slow cooking method ensures that the eggs remain creamy and tender.

Step 3 Cook while continuously stirring to maintain a fluffy texture. Serve and top with fresh green onions.

Japanese style scrambled eggs on a plate.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

To achieve a traditional Japanese presentation, garnish with Chopped Green Onions or Strip of Nori.

Recipe Variations

You can elevate these Japanese scrambled eggs by adding a touch of sweetener or mirin into the egg mixture, creating a flavor reminiscent of Sushi eggs.

Pairing Recommendations

Enhance your Japanese breakfast experience by serving with traditional dishes like Japanese Salmon Ochazuke or baked Japanese Miso Salmon, along with a bowl of your choice of rice and a comforting Tofu Miso Soup. Alternatively, you can opt for a unique and protein-packed miso soup, the Egg Drop Miso Soup.

Japanese style fuffly scrambled eggs served on a plate topped with chopped green onions being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ideal skillet or pan to use for cooking these Japanese scrambled eggs?

A non-stick skillet or frying pan works best for even cooking and easy cleanup.

Can I substitute green onions with other garnishes?

Absolutely, feel free to use other garnishes like chives if you prefer different flavors.

What is the best type of eggs to use for this recipe?

You can use regular chicken eggs for this recipe.

Storage Tips

To store leftover, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3-5 days.

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Japanese style fuffly scrambled eggs served on a plate topped with chopped green onions being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Japanese Scrambled Eggs

Upgrade your breakfast routine with Japanese Scrambled Eggs, a savory twist on a classic favorite. Discover the umami goodness of soy sauce-infused eggs, ready in just 3 minutes!
4.34 from 15 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese scrambled eggs, soy sauce eggs scrambled
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
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Calories: 189kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Japanese style scrambled eggs.
  • Crack eggs into mixing bowl, combine Soy Sauce, half & half and mix well.
    Japanese style scrambled eggs in a mixing bowl.
  • Thinly cut the green onions and set aside.
    Chopped green onions.
  • Add butter into a pan and let it melt on medium low heat.
    Butter in a skillet.
  • Pour the egg mix into the pan while continuous mixing with a spatula. Don't let eggs sit, otherwise, they will lose their 'fluffy' texture.
    Japanese style scrambled eggs in a skillet.
  • Cook for about 1-2 minute or until the eggs stop having runny texture. Transfer to a plate and top with green onions.
    Japanese style scrambled eggs on a plate.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 344mg | Sodium: 519mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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  1. Just made these for breakfast. OISHII!! Brings back memories of living in Tokyo many years ago. Thank you for this.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hey Karen – glad you liked the Japanese scrambled egg recipe! You also can add a touch of sweetener to the eggs if you like, many places in Japan do that as well!

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