Oyakodon, Donburi, chicken and egg recipe

Oyako don

Popular Japanese Donburi food Oyakodon, chicken and egg recipe. Why it’s called Oyakodon?  Oyako mean parents and kids.  Both Chicken (parents) and Egg (child) use to cook together. Wow, it’s sounds horrible! And you will eat this!!  However, it is easy to cook and fill you up.  Of course tastes good, you may want to repeat again. Just thank you for the animals who die for you and do not waste their life which makes your life better…

Oyakodon (親子丼?), literally “parent-and-child donburi”, is a donburi, or Japanese rice bowl dish, in which chicken, egg, green onions, and other ingredients are all simmered together in a sauce and then served on top of a large bowl of rice. The name of the dish, parent and child donburi, is a poetic reflection of the fact that both chicken and egg are used in the dish.[note 1] In Japan, oyakodon is often served in soba restaurants and other traditional Japanese restaurants.  If you want to read more about Oyako Don, read this page.

Ingredients for Oyakodon for 4 serving:

Rice ———————————————–1 bowl (about 7oz)/person
Chicken thigh, boned and skinned——————–14 oz
Onion ———————————————-1/2 (2 1/2 oz)
Watercress —————————————- 1/2 oz

SauceDashi ———————————————-2 1/8 cup
Sugar ———————————————-3 tbs
Mirin ———————————————–3 TBS
Soy sauce —————————————–8 TBS
Sake ———————————————-1TBS

Eggs ———————————————–5

Cut Vegetables and meat like this pictures.
I recommend Chicken thigh. If you like breast, that would be OK, but I think thigh is softer than breast when you cook this meal and taste (texture) better.

Cut chicken into 3/4 inch cubes. Cut onions into thin slices, and cut watercress almost same size.

water onion chicken egg

Place all sauce ingredients in a pan, bring to a boil, add chicken, and boil briefly.
Put onion next, and simmer to cook them.  Take off the foams from the sauce.

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When the onion color becomes clear (that mean it is cooked), it is ready to put the eggs in.
Beat eggs in another bowl. Put eggs on the top of the sauce slowly. Pour over in circular motion and cook until egg is half done. Then put watercress over it and put lid on. Wait for 30 seconds and open the lid and stirring and moving the pot.

cooked onion add egg lid on the egg add green

Place a portion of hot rice in a bowl, and slide chicken and egg topping carefully over rice.
Egg is not completely cooked for this recipe. It is like almost half done. But if you have a concern about not all the way cooked egg, you should put more heat and time.

Tip of this cooking, the ingredients are for 4 people. However, it is easy to cook small portion for this recipe. Try to cook for  2 people at a time. I won’t recomend you will make for 4 people at a time. If you can, it is better to make one person at a time.

Oyako don


Gyudon Japanese beef bowl recipe

This is Gyudon, which is a Japanese beef bowl recipe here. The word Donburi means bowl in Japanese.
 This is a bowl of rice topped with of delicious sweet flavored beef.   When you go to Japan, Yoshinoya is famous for Gyudon chain restaurants and it is like a fast food restaurant in America. It is easy to make it so you should try Japanese Gyudon the beef bowl.

Gyudon (牛丼?), (beef bowl), is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi (fish and seaweed stock), soy sauce and mirin (sweet rice wine). It also often includes shirataki noodles, and is sometimes topped with a raw egg. A very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with beni shōga (pickled ginger), shichimi (ground chili pepper), and a side dish of miso soup. Gyū means “cow” or “beef”, and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for “bowl”.  You can read more at Wikipedia Gyudon page.

Gyu don

Gyudon Ingredients:

Rice cooked ————————————————2 cups
beef thinly sliced ——————————————–14oz
onion ——————————————————-1 small

Grind Ginger ————————————————1tsp
Dashi ——————————————————-10oz
Sake ——————————————————-3oz
Sugar ——————————————————3tbs
Soy sauce ————————————————–5tbs

Cook rice. Cut beef into 2 inch pieces. Cut onion in half lengthwise and slice thinly.
Place all Gyudon sauce ingredients in a skillet. Bring to a boil then add beef and take off the form that rises to the top.
Put in onion and put Otoshi buta on top and cook for about 3 min. Place hot rice in bowl and transfer beef topping onto rice.

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Gyu don

You can find Yoshinoya the Gyudon chain restaurant in U.S. This is the page. You may find this chain Gyudon restaurant near your home. If so you can try their food. I am not sure Gyudon taste is same as Japanese Yoshinoya.