Oyakodon (Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl) – Delishar

Oyakodon, literally means “parent-and-child rice bowl or donburi”, a cute reference to the combination of chicken and egg in this recipe. This donburi is a Japanese rice bowl dish, in which ingredients are simmered together in a sauce, and served over a bowl of rice. The sweet sauce is a mixture of mirin, soy, sake, and dashi, a flavour profile that screams umami. 


The preparation of this dish is such a joy and a major ease, making this dish great for last minute meals. The ingredients are so basic, you should have them all in sitting in your fridge. After making this for the first time, I questioned myself, why did I not make this earlier?! And this is so easy, I can almost make it with my eyes closed. 

Needless to say, we wolfed down our bowl at record time. There is just something very comforting about donburi, and I foresee myself making this over and again! It’s a personal preference, but I like to cook my oyakodon individually in a small frying pan. You can multiple the ingredients and cook it in a bigger pan if you want. Like Japanese rice bowl? Check out my Gyudon

oyakodon steps 

Oyakodon (Chicken and egg rice bowl)


Simply multiply recipe to cater for more.
I like to cook mine individually.

  • 1 boneless skinless chicken thigh cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup Dashi
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Mirin
  • 1/2 tbsp sake
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Dash of white pepper
  • Chinese parsley or wild Japanese parsley
  • Steamed rice
  • Add dashi, sugar, mirin, soy, and sake into a pan and bring to boil.

  • Add in onion and garlic, then cook for a minute.

  • Add chicken, cover and lower heat to med.

  • Cook until chicken is cooked through, flipping halfway.

  • Pour in egg, lower heat to med low, sprinkle the chinese parsley on top, and cover.

  • Allow to cook until egg is almost cooked through. (30 sec to 1 minute).

  • Remove from heat and pour everything over rice.

  • Serve immediately.

Adapted from japanesecooking101


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Tom Kha Gai Enoodle Bowl (Keto, Whole30) – Delishar

Yes, I coined a new word, Enoodle. Ha! It’s actually Enoki mushrooms or straw mushrooms, I used it in place of regular noodles to make this Tom Kha Gai Keto and Whole30 friendly! It’s a great way to reduce carbs in your diet. Yet, still enjoy that long QQ texture that we love with noodles. Using mushrooms also adds a depth of earthiness to the spicy, creamy, savoury, and sour soup. Talk about a party for the tastebuds!

If you are not on a specific diet or if you are a carb lover, feel free to swab out the enoki mushrooms with your favourite carb. My girls love this soup sans chilli with rice instead of Enoodles. Kinda like the ever trending Pao Fan (泡饭) isn’t it? Please share with me your favourite way to enjoy this flavour-bomb.

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Tom Kha Gai Enoodles

Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

  • 1 chicken breast sliced
  • 200 g Enoki mushroom bottom part removed
  • 4 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 5 slices galangal
  • 2 lemongrass bruised and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1-2 lime leaves
  • 1 sprig coriander root separated
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 chilli padi sliced half (optional if not taking spicy)
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 500 ml chicken stock Imagine no-chicken stock
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp red boat fish sauce
  • 1 lime halved
  • Place lemongrass, lime leaves, coriander root, shallot, chilli padi, and garlic into saucepan/pot.

  • Pour in chicken stock and bring to boil on high heat.

  • Add chicken slices and bring back to a boil.

  • Lower to medium heat, season with fish sauce, and allow to cook for 5 minutes.

  • Pour in coconut milk, enoki mushroom, and cherry tomatoes.

  • Bring it back up to a boil, and allow to cook for 2 1-2 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, and squeeze in lime juice to your liking.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Keyword 30 mins, asian, easy, gluten-free, keto, paleo, soup, spicy, Thai, whole30

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