Bringing Japanese Culture to Bellingham: How to Cook Oyakodon
As a native Japanese student studying at Western, I would like to share this easy cooking recipe that I learned from my family.
Oyakodon, the recipe I will show you today, is one of the most famous and easy cooking dishes in Japan. The name, oyakodon, originally derived from two separated words, oyako and Don. Oyako refers to a parent and a child, which is perceived as the relationship of two main ingredients of the dish, chicken and eggs. Since Japanese people serve meals with a bowl of steamed rice in general, oyakodon also comes with steamed rice. Actually the word, Don, means a completed meal within a bowl, which in this case is grilled chicken and eggs on a bowl of steamed rice.
These are all the ingredients you would need to cook oyakodon more precisely in Japanese taste, it makes 2-3 servings.
- Two medium-sized onions
- One large piece of a chicken breast half
- Two medium-sized eggs
- 5 table spoon of soy sauce.
- 150 cc of water
- 2 tea spoon of hondashi, bonito fish soup stock
- Some vegetable oil
- Some salt and pepper
As you can see, it is quite easy and fast to cook oyakodon. However, some people feel it lacks a little flavor. So if you feel like something is missing, add some soy sauce or salt and pepper on it. I hope you all enjoy the delicious Japanese dish.