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Growing up, my parents would always take me to this tiny Japanese restaurant on the end of my neighborhood. There was no sushi served there, only bento bowls that comes with a rice bowl of your choice, seaweed soup, pickled veggies and a slice of orange. It was definitely my gem haha. I would always beg them to bring me there every weekend, of course with no doubt considering how much of a brat I was, we ended up in that restaurant all the time.

I would always get this chicken bowl that has a hint of sweetness in it, it was cheap like 15 yuan for a bento which is only $3 or less. But with years pass by, the place got more and more popular, it had several locations across the city and of course the price went up faster than any anything. It went from $3 to 45yuan ($8) to 90 yuan($15). And my parents decided that it wasn’t worth it to buy a 12 year old $15 worth of lunch, so we stopped going there ever since. Which made me never had the same thing for years, because first I didn’t have a ride or money lmao, second, I didn’t really remember the name of the meal, the only thing I knew was it had chicken in it. So, for the past 8 years, I have been just daydreaming about this chicken rice bowl, and drool all over myself.

One day I decided to look it up online, I typed in every little detail in my head, “Japanese, chicken, bowl, sweet, yummy” AND I FOUND IT, it was called “Oyakodon”, and not only I found the name of it, I also looked up the recipe, and surprisingly, it was really easy to make!! You guys know how much of a lazy chef I am, I try to make every recipe as minimize as possible, the less the better. So here is my take of the tradition Japanese rice bowl “oyakadon”

INGREDIENTS: (2-3 servings with leftovers, lol I eat lot)

  • 2 pieces of chicken breast

  • 1 onion

  • 4 eggs

  • Soy sauce

  • Sugar

  • Cooking alcohol

  • 1 ½ cups cooked rice


  1. Defrost chicken LOL

  2. Cut up onion to slices, chicken to bite size

  3. Prepare the sauce with ½ bowl of water, 1 spoon of soy sauce, 2 spoons of cooking alcohol, ½ spoon of sugar

  4. Heat up the pan, throw in the sauce and onion after sauce starts to boil

  5. Wait till onion getting soft, throw in chicken

  6. While chicken is cooking, half whip the eggs, take out the white things if u feel like it

  7. Try out the sauce in the pan, add in more soy sauce and cooking alcohol if it tastes plain

  8. After chicken is cooked, dump in half of the eggs on top, wait till its harden (fully cooked), cover the pan (around 1 min)

  9. Throw in other half of the eggs, wait till half harden (around 30 secs)

  10. Serve on top of rice and ENJOY!!

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