How to make Oyakodon

5 Mar

Have you tried Japanese donburi? Such as katsudon, gyudon, oyakodon, unadon…? Today’s recipe is Oyakodon.

ingredients for 2 people
steamed rice (adequate)
chicken thigh (half)
egg (3 or 4)
onion (half)
mitsuba (some, if available)
mirin (100cc)
soy sauce (50cc)
sugar (1tbs)
dashi (50cc)
***You can use Japanese soup stock (powder stock, such as Hondashi) + 50cc water, instead of making the soup stock from scratch.***

Cut cheken into smaller bite-size and slice onion thinly.

Put mirin into a pan and heat it until it boils. Then turn the heat low and keep heating for about 3 minutes.

Add sugar, soy sauce and Dashi.

When it starts boiling, add meat and onion, and keep simmering over medium to low heat.

Meanwhile, serve rice.

When the meat and vegetables are heated well, beat the eggs lightly in a separated bowl.

Turn the heat to high and pour the egg. Don’t mix the whole thing!
If you have mitsuba, add them at this point.

Turn off the heat while the egg is still half raw.
(It depends on the safety of the egg. In Japan, it’s quite safe to eat a raw egg. You’d better heat it well if the egg from your country is recommended to be eaten with well-heated.)

Put it over the steamed rice, and it’s ready! 😀

Donburi is a popular one-plate dish in Japan. What kind of donburi do you like most? I think I love…all! haha!! 😀 If you want to have donburi as a fast food, there are some gyudon chain stores in Japan. Yoshinoya, Matsuya, Sukiya are I guess most popular gyudon franchise chain stores, at least in Tokyo. But in fact, we can use better quality of meat when we cook donburi at home, and thus that is more tasty.

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7 Responses to “How to make Oyakodon”

  1. sedonia2 March 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Mitch used to get oyakodon all the time in the Japanese restaurant when we lived in Georgia. I'm so glad to have a recipe for it – maybe he'll want me to try to make it for him. I just have a question – those green leafy things – is there an English word for what that is? Thanks for posting this.

  2. Apple March 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    omggg this is making me crave for donburi!!! I loveeeeeee it! My favourite is katsudon!

    • kirin March 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      When I feel very hungry, I feel like craving for katsudon. (^w^) yum yum!

  3. Angel March 5, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    You're making me so hungry!! 🙂

    Thanks for the recipe, looks delicious!

    My blog : http://ohmycutie.blogspot.com/

  4. Akiko March 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    looks really good. great pictures!

  5. loubelleadams4 March 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Thank you for the recipe and the instructions that you have shown here.. I would really like to try making this recipe of yours. CZ 858

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