Recipe Oyakodon

Oyakodon is a popular Japanese dish known for its savory and sweet flavors. In Japanese, "Oyakodon" translates to "parent-and-child rice bowl," symbolizing a dish suitable for the whole family.

Ingredients Needed

  • 2 servings of Japanese rice (or substitute with regular white rice)
  • 200 grams chicken, diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp mirin (Japanese rice wine)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sake (Japanese rice wine) or substitute with chicken broth
  • 200 ml dashi stock (or substitute with chicken broth)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil as needed
  • Thinly sliced green onions for garnish


1. Cooking the Chicken: Heat a little cooking oil in a pan. Sauté the onion until fragrant, then add diced chicken. Cook until the chicken changes color.

2. Assembling Oyakodon: Pour mirin and sake into the pan. Add dashi stock or chicken broth, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Bring to a brief boil.

3. Adding Eggs: Slowly pour beaten eggs into the pan. Allow the eggs to cook halfway, then gently stir to evenly distribute with the chicken and onions.

4. Serving: Prepare a bowl of rice, then pour the egg and chicken mixture on top. Sprinkle with thinly sliced green onions for garnish.

Tips for Cooking Oyakodon

  • Ensure the dashi stock or chicken broth used has a rich flavor to enhance the taste of Oyakodon.
  • Use medium heat when cooking the eggs to avoid overcooking them.
  • Adjust the amount of soy sauce and sake according to your taste preferences to achieve the perfect balance of sweetness and umami.

Oyakodon Variations

Vegetarian Oyakodon: Replace chicken with diced tofu or tempeh.

Seafood Oyakodon: Add pieces of fish or shrimp to the egg and onion mixture.

Calorie Information

One serving of Oyakodon (approximately 350 grams) contains around 450 calories, depending on the amount of rice and additional ingredients used.


Oyakodon is a perfect choice for serving delicious and easy Japanese cuisine. With simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can enjoy this warm dish with your family quickly and deliciously. Explore variations and adjust flavors to your liking for a more personalized and satisfying cooking experience.


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