Monday, July 2, 2007

Oyakodon 親子丼


Oyako-Don means “Parent & Child Don”. The main ingredients in this dish are chicken, egg & onion.
Why call it the “Parent & Child Don”??
Well, simply it’s just a reflection between the chicken (mother) & egg (child), hence the name of this dish. {{Interesting!!!}}

(Serves 1)

What U need:

  • 150g Chicken breast - sliced
  • 1 medium Onion - sliced
  • 100g Fresh Shitake mushroom - sliced
  • 1pkt Enoki mushroom
  • 1 Egg-beaten
  • 1 Egg yoke for garnish
  • Seaweed for garnish
  • 1 bowl of rice


  • ½cup Chicken broth - preferably dashi
  • ½tsp Sugar
  • ½tsp Mirin
  • 1tsp Rice wine or Sake
  • 2tsp Soy sauce


  1. In a small frying pan on medium heat, bring the liquid ingredients to the boil.
  2. Then add the chicken, onion and both mushroom & simmer for a couple of minutes.
  3. It may appear to be quite liquidly, that is good.
    (One of the delights of donburi dishes is letting the liquid soak into the rice.)
  4. Next, pour the egg over the top of the pan.
  5. Pour it in a spiral around the pan into the centre.
  6. Let it cook VERY briefly.
    (It should be still a little runny when you transfer it to the serving bowl.)
  7. Transfer it from the pan to a bowl of hot rice.
  8. Make sure the liquid goes with it too.
  9. Garnish with egg yoke & strips of seaweed.

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