I'm trying to identify what kind of sushi is featured at the bottom right of this picture of a display of what seems to be mainly nigiri sushi. The yellow, spongy looking one. Can anyone name what kind of fish / meat / other that is?

sushi with tamago
(from Wikipedia)

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That item in the bottom right is Tamago nigiri, a slice of omelette on top of seasoned rice.

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    Just egg, but it's STILL $7 a pair!
    – Jolenealaska
    Nov 20, 2013 at 6:42
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    @Jolenealaska - There's a lot of technique in that little omelette. It's prepared with ground mountain yam in place of water or milk for one, and cooked in a particular way that involves ultrathin layers of egg rolled into a tamagoyaki, requiring a special makiyakinabe pan. Like the french crepe, tamagoyaki can be either pedestrian or the height of sophistication, and it's down to technique. Nov 20, 2013 at 13:35
  • @RISwampYankee Well, maybe I'll try it someday, after I'd had my fill of eel and SMT. YUM!
    – Jolenealaska
    Nov 20, 2013 at 14:25
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    Mastering tamagoyaki youtube.com/watch?v=NTIcJ_tdEJM Nov 20, 2013 at 17:57
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    @Didgeridrew EEEW! We have about a gazillion sushi bars in Anchorage, I'll never visit them all. That might be a good question to ask over the phone to separate the wheat from the chaff, "Do you make your own Tamagoyaki?"
    – Jolenealaska
    Nov 22, 2013 at 4:48

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