Rolled omelette sidedish

Gyeranmari 계란말이

Gyeranmari and gyeranjjim (the other dish in this video) are very basic Korean egg side dishes. Gyeranmari is usually used as a side dish for school lunch boxes.


3 large eggs, ½ ts salt, a pinch of sugar, ½ chopped medium size onion, ground pepper, vegetable oil.



  1. Crack 3 large size eggs and put it into a bowl.
  2. Make egg mixture by adding and beating these ingredients: ½ ts salt, a pinch of sugar, ½ chopped medium size onion, ground pepper
  3. Heat up a non-stick frying pan over medium heat and spread a little vegetable oil.
  4. Pour about ⅓ of the egg mixture on the pan and spread it thinly by tilting the pan.
  5. When it’s cooked, lift the right side edge of the omelette and roll it with a spatula from right to left.
  6. Repeat this step of 4 and 5 until the egg mixture runs out.
    *tip: To make nice yellow rolled omelette, lower the heat and cook it slowly
  7. Make a long rectangle box shape by cooking 4 sides.
  8. When the omelette cools down, cut it into bite size and serve it with rice.




  1. Cornelius B. Ecuador joined 12/17
    Posted January 16th, 2018 at 11:58 am | # |

    Annyeong, Maangchi,

    Today I made my first attempt at Korean cooking: as I had run out of bread (I´m living in the mountains: no bakery around every corner), I decided to make Gyeranmari 계란말이 for Brunch, as I have lots of eggs from my own chickens (a special ingredient not everyone has available in NY).
    I fried the onions first, as I like the flavor of freshly fried onion, and made the eggroll as you showed in the vid. Turned out not as perfect as yours, but I´m not a professional.
    As I don´t fancy plain eggroll, I made a small quantity of Yangnyeom-Tongdak-sauce to pour over it. It turned out “mmmh, tasty” as you always say, and I had a wonderful brunch. Well strengthened for TaeKwon-Do-training in the afternoon now.

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    • Cornelius B. Ecuador joined 12/17
      Posted January 16th, 2018 at 9:39 pm | # |

      BTW: the reason why my Gyeranmari looks so yellow, is that my chickens only eat natural food: some corn for breakfast (which they come eating from my hand), and all the worms and bugs they find on my land. The yolks of the eggs are almost orange.

  2. ededo Philadelphia joined 4/16
    Posted September 11th, 2017 at 6:53 pm | # |

    Super easy to make! I only used one egg and 1/3 cup of water to maker one serving. And the microwave time was reduced to three minutes. It turned out yummy~ Thanks Maangchi!

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  3. malmi perera sri lanka joined 2/15
    Posted February 4th, 2016 at 6:10 am | # |

    Oh, it’s really delicious,your korean food & site is awesome.

  4. Kochtail Berlin, Germany joined 5/12
    Posted May 17th, 2012 at 12:18 pm | # |


    Absolutely love your site and videos! Just back from Manhattan where I had LOTS of amazing Korean food. Been looking for this spicy steamed recipe, and cant wait to make. I do not have a microwave and am a bit perplexed how I can make, but will experiment with floating a bowl in boiling water…if anyone has any tips, much appreciated.

    My recipe wish: those delicious little semi-sweet dried anchovies with peanuts!


  5. chosean katy joined 9/11
    Posted September 7th, 2011 at 11:46 am | # |

    Do you have a recipe for Sae woo jeot? Thanks!

  6. Ikkin-bot edmonton joined 9/10
    Posted May 16th, 2011 at 11:32 pm | # |

    Made the rolled omelet tonight. Delicious and easy!

  7. meimei50 Wisconsin joined 4/11
    Posted April 23rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi! I love shrimp- can I use the salted shrimp along with the sauce? Thanks!

  8. jlakor Seoul joined 3/11
    Posted April 4th, 2011 at 2:37 pm | # |

    One thing that I would recommend doing when making either of these dishes is to run the eggs through a sifter a couple of times. Doing so will remove the membrane that is in the egg. This little extra step will make the eggs softer. Maangchi, thank you for your continuous pursuit in spreading Korean cuisine to the masses.

  9. sammyvicious joined 5/10
    Posted March 24th, 2011 at 9:52 am | # |

    THANK YOU MAANGCHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    definitely going to make Gye Ran Mal Yee for my doshirak tomorrow.

  10. jinscon2 South Korea joined 1/11
    Posted January 19th, 2011 at 4:30 am | # |

    Hello everyone, what is best substitute for shrimp sauce? ^^
    Thank u~

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted January 20th, 2011 at 9:03 am | # |

      I would use either fish sauce or salt

  11. jinscon2 South Korea joined 1/11
    Posted January 9th, 2011 at 7:25 pm | # |

    I always have a headache thinking about what to cook~
    Thanks Maangchi~ you always save me! ^.^

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