May 4, 2010

Oyako Don 親子丼 for the 2nd Time!

Voila! Another oyako don (chicken and eggs rice) recipe,
There is an older recipe from my blog about 3 years ago,
Can you believe it? It's been 3 years since I started out this baby!
Time really flies....

Looking back to the first oyako don recipe, hurts my eyes with all that weird English and not-as-good-looking picture,
But that also means I did improve a wee bit over the years yep?
Well, hopefully that's the case,
Picture? Yeah, just not sure about my writing skills...

So here's another oyako don recipe for single people,
Cooking for one? Check it out here!

Ingredients (for one)?

1/4 onion (sliced)
2 eggs (beaten)
Some bite size chicken meat (depend on how much you eat)
3 tablespoons of Japanese soup base or soy sauce
1 tablespoon of mirin
1 tablespoon of hot water
Some olive oil
Some salt
Some rice (depend on how much you eat)
Some scallion (chopped)
Some roasted sesame seeds


Drizzle a small pan with some oil, toss in sliced onions and sprinkle some salt,
Cook till the onion turns translucent, add the chicken.
You can marinate the chicken beforehand,
Simply use some soy sauce and mirin for the marinade can further enhance the flavor.

When the chicken is about 80% cooked through,
Add the soy sauce, mirin, and hot water, give it a quick stir.
Cook till the sauce is reduced by one third, pour in beaten eggs.
I let the fire on for about another 10 seconds then turned it off,
The remaining heat will continue to cook the eggs,
However, if you want fully cooked eggs, just keep the fire on for about 30 seconds.

Pour the mixture over the rice,
Sprinkle some sesame seeds and garnish with chopped scallion,
That's it! Simple recipe made for one person!

Cindy's Rating: 8

Noticed that I didn't even link this post to my very first oyako don entry?
Too embarrassed of course,
But it's nice to have that earlier version lingering on my blog, 
My tiny footprint from the past!


  1. Will make this tonight for dinner!

  2. To Momgetaway~
    Really!? So happy, let me know how it goes! Hope you'll like it!

  3. To A Funky Place~
    Ahhh pardon my finger, I should not have pressed the wrong button!! Thank you so much for the feedback! Hope you'll like this recipe!

  4. 親子丼! I like it! But my pantry does not have Japanese sauces/seasoning - so I can't make it now.

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  6. To Tigerfish~
    Mmmm only lack of mirin huh, maybe substitute that with some sake and sugar will do!

    To Dave~
    I'll go take a look today, thanks for the comment!

  7. Three years ago is fast! It's almost been three years I've been reading your blog :)

    The old photo wasn't too bad compared to some people's photos where the difference is VERY big from what they are now! Your photos have improved quite a bit- shows you have been getting more creative when you take pictures! I've always liked your photos anyway.

  8. To Eat Travel Eat~
    Ahhh thank you so much, these words means a lot to me!!