How I learned to make Tamago for Sushi

“If you want to know how good a sushi restaurant is, you should order Tamago,” my mother used to tell me.

My mother’s explanations always puzzled me. How could Tamago, a non-fish dish, test a Sushi Chef’s skill? Shouldn’t it be fish?

“Why Tamago, not fish?” I once asked my mother at a Kaiten Sushi restaurant.