Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Oyakodon: Chicken and Egg Rice Bowl

Last night, I nodded off while writing my diary...

Yesterday was rainy and today is cloudy.
We are expecting rain this week :(
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the rainy season has begun on June 2nd in the Kanto region, 20 days earlier than last year! They say it is because of typhoon No.5, which is slowly moving northward, pushing up the rain front!
I hope it clears up this Saturday, as they say now!

Talking about my cooking, on Monday, I made oyakodon using Kibun's minced fish product called "Tamanegi-Ten".
Oyakodon, literally "parent and child bowl", is a Japanese donburi (rice bowl) dish. Chicken, egg, onion, and other ingredients are all simmered together in a slightly sweet dashi sauce and served on top of a bowl of rice. Why we call this oyakodon is because both chicken (oya=parent) and egg (ko=child) are used. It can be whipped up relatively quickly, so it is a staple for Japanese home-style cooking. Moreover, oyakodon is often served in soba restaurants and other traditional Japanese restaurants.
On Saturday, I won free samples of "Tamanegi-Ten", which is a satsumaage (fried minced fish) using a lot of chopped onion. It tastes little sweet and rich.
Usually, when cooking oyakodon, we take time simmering onion, so I shortened the time by using this satsumaage! I used less sugar for the dashi sauce, because satsumaage itself was sweet enough.
Just as I thought, this oyakodon was great :)

You know what!? I think my supervisor is a toast. He says he cannot start the next project until he has time... I'm sorry to hear this since my coworker has so little work to do. But whenever I see him doing slow, I try to remind myself that "there is no rush"...

I'm kind of busy and drowsy this week.
I hope I can write tomorrow ;)

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2 comments:

  1. Hi Ochi,

    Cloudy and rainy here too. Bad storms coming through with straight line winds again. Hot temps ahead in the 90's the next few days. Glad I have a pool!

    I just made chicken fried rice the other day, I forgot to add egg. It always makes my dish taste good.
    I bet your dish was good with fish too. The rainly days make me drousy too! :)

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  2. Hello jo!
    Sounds like we have the same weather :(
    I walk a long distance every day, so strong wind (such as typhoon) is dangerous... I can't hold my umbrella.
    Please drive safe, jo!!!
    It's nice you have a pool! That's my dream.
    I love fried rice, too!
    I cook it once in a while ;)

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