First of all, chicken and egg donburi is not the direct translation of oyakodon. According to Nami, “The literal translation of Oyakodon means ‘parent-and-child rice bowl.’ The typical ingredients include chicken (as in parent), egg (as in child), and onions. The ingredients are simmered together in a sauce then served on top of a bowl of rice.”
Donburi, “don” for short, is a generic term for Japanese rice bowl dish which can include fish, meat and vegetables that are simmered together in a sauce (the formula for the sauce varies from region to region and cook to cook) then poured over cooked rice in a bowl.
That said, on to the oyakodon recipe. … Continue reading »