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[ Recipe ] Oyako Don

Whenever I cook Japanese dishes in overseas, I minded about what I can get for the ingredients. There're some ingredients I couldn't find in overseas.

However, Oyako Don was something easier to find the ingredients,

to cook and to prepare for a big number of people.

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So, what is Oyako Don?

This dish always has cooked chicken and eggs over the rice. 'Don' is the name of the dishes which comes with a big bowl of rice. 'Oyako' means parent and child.

I hope you noticed why this meal has this name.

My Oyako Don has onion, chicken thigh and eggs over a bowl of rice.

The seasoning is just soy sauce, salt and Mirin, Sweet Sake.

What my friends liked about this food was

the sweetness of onions.

When you use salt and water properly,

you can bring out the sweetness of any vegetables. So the salt is my trick of making tasty Oyako Don.

I hope I can make this secret understandable but

unfortunately, I'm not good at writing recipes.

Because I don't use recipes so often. My body condition decides what I feel like eating. So the tastes either.

I hope you can create your own Oyako don after finding

my recipe isn't very useful. haha Enjoy!

Travelling Fermenter's Oyako Don.

<Ingredients> for 2 persons ・150~200g chicken thigh 

・1 middle onion

・2 eggs

・water ・salt

・soy sauce

・Mirin/ Sweet Sake (If you can get)

・Spring onion or chive (If you like)


1、Peel the onion and slice it.

  Put them in a pan and pour water to cover the onion. Sprinkle 1/2 to a teaspoon of salt on it and put a lid on.

Cook with a middle heat until you see the onion transparent

and become soft.

(Try the taste if it gets sweeter)

2、Cut the chicken thigh into the good size to eat.

3、After you check if the onion is sweet enough,

  pour soy sauce on about one quick round of the pan

and put a lid on to cook.

( It's hard to measure so the amount is depending on your taste.)


4、Pour a teaspoon to a tablespoon of Mirin then

heat till it's boiling.   (If you see the broth is too few, pour a bit of water) 5、Pour whisked eggs on to 4 evenly and heat it with

strong heat until it's cooked halfway. (No lid on yet)

If you want to put some greens, sprinkle the spring onions) 6、Put a lid on now then lower the heat and cook for a minute.

7、Put cooked rice on a bowl and put 6 on it.

I'm sorry for my imprecise recipe but believe your tongue. It knows what is the best for you!


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