I love Japanese food and am always in search of simple enough Japanese recipes to replicate in the kitchen. While thinking of what I should be cooking up for tonight’s dinner, I suddenly had a craving for something Japanese. I knew I had to feed the Man with rice and since we are watching out our throats (so no fried stuff), I decided to make Oyako Donburi (親子丼) for it was rather simple – just chicken, onions, egg served with sauce over rice.
Most of the recipes that I found online called for Dashi stock but I didn’t have any. So, I improvised a little using the cold noodle soba dipping sauce as a replacement and it turned out tasting just as good. The Man’s standards are pretty high and if he says it’s good, then it really is – I’m not blowing my own trumpet. Hehe.
So, enjoy a taste of Japan with this modern and cheater’s recipe to home-made Oyako Donburi that you can easily whip up for a quick dinner.
Simple Oyako-Don (親子丼) Recipe
- Cooked Japanese rice (or plain white rice if you ain’t fussy) for 1
- 1 boneless chicken thigh (150g), cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 small white onion, sliced thinly
- 1 egg, beaten lightly
- 1/2 cup Zarusoba cold noodles dipping sauce (you can easily purchase this at most Japanese supermarkets)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon of Mirin
- Coriander for garnish (optional)
- In a small shallow pan, mix Zarusoba cold noodles dipping sauce, water and mirin and bring to boil.
- Add in chicken and onions, cook until almost done.
- Pour in the lightly beaten egg over the chicken pieces.
- Cover the pan and allow the egg to slowly simmer till it is almost cooked.
- Scoop rice into a plate or bowl.
- Gently slide the chicken and egg on top of rice.
- Add coriander for garnish and serve immediately.