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Donburi

Discussion in 'Japanese Food & Recipes' started by Dogen Z, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Dogen Z

    Dogen Z aka YOSUQUE

    Apr 23, 2007
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    It's still a bit too hot in Tokyo to really enjoy a good bowl of donburi, but I wanted to start a thread on this dish anyway. Donburi can be anything placed on a bowl of rice - beef (gyudon), tempura (tendon), tonkatsu w/eggs (katsudon), chicken w/eggs (oyakodon), tuna (magurodon), salmon eggs (ikuradon), etc.
    There's even a thing called loco moco, which is hamburger, fried egg, and brown gravy over a bowl of rice - kind of gross in my opinion but still donburi. So it's basically a variation of a Japanese dish, not really Hawaiian as most think.
    If you're really hungry, donburi will satisfy. Try it the next time you're at a Japanese restaurant.
     
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  2. wataame

    wataame 後輩

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    Just curious, is unadon from Japan as barren as it is outside if the country? Locally it usually consists of only rice and a lump of eel.
    While I do like eel, unadon seems kind of lacking in comparison to the other donburi.
     
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  3. Dogen Z

    Dogen Z aka YOSUQUE

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    Sorry, I didn't see your post till now.

    Look at this site: http://www.zoezoe.net/photo/photo_one.php?key=20080327122402

    That's how it's usually served in Japan. In a rectangular dish, rather than a round bowl (the bowl is actually the donburi). So it's called unaju and typically has at least two slices of eel on top of a bed of rice.
     
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  4. Oread

    Oread 後輩

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    mmm, I love oyakodon! I really want to try unadon because I love eel. I tried ikura sushi and well....maybe it was the unfamiliar taste but I thought it was revolting. Waaay too salty and I barely added any soy sauce at all. I would probably love a donburi that was just a big mound of seasoned egg. I just love eggs soo much because they are so yummy and fluffy and easy to chew. Is there such a thing as a tamagoyaki donburi? =)

    that makes me really hungry! It looks sooooo good!
     
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    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  5. Dogen Z

    Dogen Z aka YOSUQUE

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    Itoko Don

    You probably know about oyako don (parent & child bowl) that's made with chicken and eggs, but you probably haven't had itoko don (cousin bowl) that's made with beef and eggs. So I thought it might be useful to post the recipe.

    4 cups hot cooked rice

    1 1/2 cups water
    150 g. thinly sliced beef
    1 bamboo shoot, slivered
    1/2 round onion, cut into thin slices

    1-2 tsp sugar
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    1/8 cup mirin

    1/8 cup minced green onion
    2 eggs, beaten

    Boil water, then add beef, bamboo, round onion, and middle 3 ingredients listed above. Simmer 1-2 min.

    Add green onion, pour beaten egg over beef mixture. Cover and cook 1/2 min.

    Divide over individual bowls of hot rice. Garnish with nori, if desired. Approx. 2 servings.
     
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  6. Dogen Z

    Dogen Z aka YOSUQUE

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    Salmon Oyakodon

    Sake no Oyakodon

    As mentioned in the previous post, oyakodon is usually made with chicken and eggs. However, there's a delicious seafood variation using salmon and salmon roe. While most recipes use raw salmon, I would use smoked salmon because it's safer to eat and tastes better (imo).
     
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  7. Neckrow

    Neckrow 後輩

    May 16, 2011
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    i like chicken w/ egg but if my parents made vegetable soup i just put it on top of my rice which is pretty much close to donburi to me
     
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  8. ewalker

    ewalker New Member

    Aug 3, 2011
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    I think my favorite donburi bowl would have to be gyudon. I remember the first time a friend visited me, he got grossed out with it. The meal was not hot enough to cook the yolk of the egg which he was not that familiar with. I had to finish two meals and order him tendon instead. I was a little wary of this as well when I first got here but got in good terms with it after a while. There are just some who do not have the stomach to try things out.
     
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