Japan Debates: What’s the Best Raw Egg on Rice Recipe?

Unseen Japan
4 min readFeb 16, 2024

Do you stir before putting the egg on — or after? And IS there one right way to eat tamago kake gohan, Japan’s famous raw egg on rice dish?

Picture: Nishihama / PIXTA(ピクスタ)

By Jay Allen

It’s such a simple dish you wouldn’t think there’d be any debate about it. But a huge question surrounds Japan’s tamago kake gohan, a.k.a. TKG: When do you stir the egg?!