7/20/2008

Tamago (egg)

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Egg (tamago, ran)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: See below
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation

kantamago, kan tamago 寒卵 (かんたまご)
eggs layed in the cold season

..... kan tamago 寒玉子(かんたまご)winter eggs
kigo for early winter
They are known to be especially nutritious and healthy.


rice gruel with eggs, tamago zoosui
卵雑炊(たまごぞうすい)

kigo for all winter

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onsen tamago 温泉卵 。おんせんたまご eggs boiled in hot springs

Thanks to the vulcanic acitvities we have the natural hot water from the many onsen, the hot springs. This water is also used for cooking. Vegetables in a sack are put into the boiling water until they are done.

CLICK for more photos Many regions also sell eggs boiled in hot spring water", onsen tamago, as a local speciality. The yellow inside has a half-boiled quality, which is especially favored. Because of the sulfuric compounds of some hot springs these eggs get a black shell in the process.

Nowadays there are also machines on sale to prepare these half-boiled eggs at home.


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Egg specialities of Edo




Rikyuu tamago 利休卵 eggs a la Rikyu
kurumi tamago 胡桃卵 walnut eggs



Edo Tamago Hyakuchin 卵百珍 100 specialities with Eggs


黄身返しのたまご the yoke outside, the egg white inside
a special preparation of fertilized egge, kept in miso paste for a few days, then hard-boiled.

List of 100 names with furigana !
source : takakis2


. WASHOKU
MORE : Favorite Egg Dishes from Edo
 


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Hardboiled eggs from Hakone Hot Spring
Onsen Tamago 温泉卵



(C) More in the WIKIPEDIA !


MY ONSEN 温泉 . おんせん Hot Springs of Japan


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Tamagokake gohan TKG 卵かけご飯 / 卵掛けご飯
boiled rice with raw egg

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There are different kinds of soy sauce to poor over your dish.
A bit of chopped chives or other green leavfy vegetables are added for flavor.

This is a ceap local speciality rather popular these days. There are even stalls who sell this dish at our local festival in Misakicho, Okayama prefecture.
美咲町たまごかけごはん, 岡山県

里山の恵み!夫婦合作の卵かけご飯~岡山県 美咲町
生中継 ふるさと一番! NHK
9月16日(水)


29 B grade from my town Misakicho
Tamago Egg and Rice from my town, Misakicho !



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Nama tamago 生卵 raw eggs

They are still safe to eat here in Japan and are thought of as a booster to your energy.
The meat and other ingredients of sukiyaki are dippen in a raw egg before eating.
They are also serven on top of noodle soups.


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dashimaki tamago 出し巻き卵 rolled egg omelet
rolled omelette
dashimaki 出し巻き/ だし巻き/ 出汁巻き
mit Dashi zubereitetes japanisches Omelett
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Datemaki だてまき sweet rolled omelet
with fish hanpen or shrimp paste, some count it as a form of KAMABOKO.
Named after Date Masamune, Daimyo of Sendai
Dish for the New Year
With a bamboo wrapper (take sudare) it is rolled to show the form of the character NO の 。
http://japanesefood.about.com/od/egg/r/datemaki.htm


252  Datemaki Egg Roll
Datemaki with Royal Jelly
New Year 2009


Date Masamune 伊達政宗 (1567 - 1636)


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chawanmushi 茶わん蒸し/ 茶わんむし/茶碗蒸し
"tea cup steam" "steamed in a tea bowl"
egg custard

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Sometimes udon noodles are added.
odamaki 苧環蒸(おだまきむ)し」
odamaki mushi おだまき蒸し / odamaki udon

gedämpfter Eierstich m (mit Sojasoße, Pilzen, Dreiblätterkraut u.a.).


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nikoniko tamago ニコニコ卵 eggs with two yolks
(can also read " smiling eggs" (niko niko)
07 niko niko smiling eggs ...tamago
From Misakicho Town, Okayama pref.




nishoku tamago 二色卵 (にしょくたまご )
egg with two colors

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iri-tamago, iritamago いりたまご (煎り卵)
scrambled eggs, finely scrambled and used as toppings to add color to a bento.
tamago soboro たまごそぼろ
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omuraisu オムライス omelette with rice
a dish served in western-style restaurants
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Reisomelett,mit Reis gefülltes Omelett
Reference


omusoba オムソバ omelette with Chinese fried soba noodles
the noodles are wrapped in a thin omelette and ketchup is used for decoration.
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Reference



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tamagozake, tamago sake 卵酒 ricewine with egg
a drink to help you get over a cold.
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yamabuki kamaboko やまぶきかまぼこ
kamaboko fish paste colored yellow with an egg yolk

. Yamabuki - Yellow dishes of Edo  


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Eggs as offerings to the deities

生卵を奉納するお祭 Offering raw eggs Festival
at Zeniarai Benten, Kamakura on the first day of the snake in the new year.
巳の神様
Benten is related to the God of Snakes and Serpents, and the favorite food of this animal are eggs. So at the shops around Zeniarai Benten they sell boiled eggs as offerings, to have your wish come true.

弁天卵(ゆで卵)Benten Yudetamago
"Benten Boiled Eggs" are served at some Benten shrines on the evening of December 31, then people line up to ring the bell into the New Year.

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Uga Benzaiten, a deity of good fortune and wealth. Most sources believe Ugajin is none other than Uga no Mitama, the Shinto goddess of foodstuffs mentioned in Kojiki and Nihongi, two of Japan's earliest records. Uga no Mitama is also commonly identified with a male counterpart named Uka no Mitama, the deity of grains. This Shinto pair are further identified with Inari, the parent Shinto god/goddess of rice and agriculture, who is identified with a white fox as his/her messenger.
Benzaiten / Mark Schumacher



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Benten, Benzaiten 弁天 弁財天 and food
 



keiran けいらん鶏卵 eggs from chicken
Hühnereier

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Other types of eggs


WASHOKU :
quails eggs ウズラの卵 / うずらの卵 uzura no tamago
 


ahiru no tamago アヒルの卵 ducks eggs
アヒルの卵料理
Anas platyrhynchos var. domestica.
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Enteneier

kamo no tamago 鴨の卵 wild ducks eggs
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Wildenteneier



dachoo no tamago ダチョウの卵 ostrich eggs
ダチョウの卵料理
There are some ostrich farms in Japan since 1988 which serve food with the eggs, huge omelettes for example.
They also serve the meat for grilling and hamburgers. Children can enjoy a ride on the ostrich too.

Ostrich farms in Japan
Ibaraki, Ishioka town
茨城県石岡市鹿の子2-3-22 ダチョウ王国石岡ファーム

Dachoo Bokujo Namikiya, Saitama prefecture
だちょう牧場

Oku Aso Greenfields
奥阿蘇ダチョウ牧場 グリーンフィールド

Ostrich Farm in Okinawa
Ostrich Farm in Yubara, Okayama

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Straußeneier, Strausseneier, Straussenfarmen
Oystrich

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stamping the date on eggs with laser

Each egg is individually stamped with a small date.
Laser dating of eggs is rather new. Before that, it used to be done with ink, for example in Europe.
It is useful for food items that can be kept outside the original packing carton (like eggs in a fridge egg shelf), so you can still know the date when to use it. Egg farmers with a large number of eggs being packed every day can afford this equipment.

This dating technology can also be used on other food items. Some clever agents even suggest to use it for advertisements.


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burando tamago ブランド卵
eggs with special brand names

first produced by small farms for the neighbourhood, later sold at supermarkets. They can sell up to more than 100% more than the normal prize of eggs. In 2009 there are more than 600 different types of regional eggs available.

mezamashitamago めざましたまご
"wake up" eggs for breakfast
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kenkoo tamago 健康卵 eggs for your health
bio-eggs to be eaten raw on rice or used for dishes.
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shintamago しんたまご"new eggs"
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http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/gourmet/news/20080626gr03.htm


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Worldwide use

Ei, Eierspeise, Rührei, Omelett, Frühstücksei, Spiegelei



. Easter Egg, Osterei .
iisutaa eggu イースターエッグ Easter egg
sometamago 染卵(そめたまご)colored egg
.... irotamago, iro tamago 彩卵(いろたまご)


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In Old Singapore
I used to love Thousand Year Eggs
So long as they were fresh


- Shared byRes John Burman -
Joys of Japan, September 2012


Century egg or pidan (Chinese: 皮蛋; pinyin: pídàn),
also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, and millennium egg, is a Chinese cuisine ingredient made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !



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Things found on the way





and not to forget ...
the worldfamous egg toy .. ... Tamagochi, Tamagotchi ! たまごっち
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Tamago ... 卵だるま, たまごだるま, タマゴダルマ
Eggs and Daruma

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HAIKU



寒卵わが晩年も母が欲し   
kan tamago waga bannen mo haha ga hoshi

in my old age
I long for a mother -
winter eggs


Nozawa Setsuko 野澤節子

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寒卵掌にたしかめるわが命   
kan tamagao shoo ni tashikameru waga inochi

winter eggs -
in the palm of my hand

I check my life

Shibata Toshiroo 柴田午朗


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you can't make a Hamlet
without cracking
some yokes


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3 eggs
2 wearing chicken shit and straw
the other a feather


- Shared by Donall Dempsey -
Joys of Japan, 2012


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茹卵まだあたたかし後の月
yudetamago mada atatakashi nochi no tsuki

a boiled egg
still warm
the later full moon


Mogi Renyoshi 茂木連葉子

“nochi no tsuki” (literal translation ‘later moon’)
is the full moon on lunar September 13 (current mid-October). Ancient Japanese enjoyed the moon-viewing on lunar August 15 (current mid-September) and the full moon a month on lunar September 13.
Tr. Fay Aoyagi


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Related words


. Egg Festival たまごまつり 
Tamago Matsuri
 


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4 comments:

anonymous said...

kan-tamago kanashiki oto o tatenikeri

寒卵かなしき音を立てにけり

winter egg
it makes a sound
of melancholy

Kurito Masunari  増成栗人

Tr. Fay Aoyagi

http://fayaoyagi.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/todays-haiku-january-29-2011/

Res said...

Gabi San, you are a marvel!
Thank you for adding my humble offering to your Blog. I am honoured.

Gabi Greve said...

一個一個一個の重み寒卵   

ikko ikko ikko no omomi kan tamago

the weight of this one,
this one, this one . . .
winter eggs

Takano Mutsuo 高野ムツオ
(tr. Fay Aoyagi)
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Gabi Greve - Edopedia said...

tamago uri 卵売り 玉子売り selling eggs in Edo
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