Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Minced Chicken Bowl 鶏そぼろ丼 Tori Soboro Don

I am obsessed with donburi dishes at the moment. I think it has to do with how attractive and delicious they are, not to mention how little cooking and washing up is involved. You can use any type of mince of course and I added peas to make it a little more colourful. Adding an onsen tamago to soboro don is a must for me and the photos say it all.
P.S There are more donburi dishes HERE .

serves 3 
you'll need;
2 chicken breasts, minced
1/3 cup of peas
2 spring onions, chopped
5 cm knob of ginger, minced
2 garlic cloves, mince
1 tbs of sesame oil
2 tbs of cooking sake
4 tbs of Japanese soy
4 tbs of mirin
1 tbs of sugar
3 onsen tamago  (hot spring egg)
Cooked Japanese rice
shichimi togarashi to serve

Mince the chicken breasts.

Saute ginger and garlic with sesame oil then add in the chicken mince. Cook til chicken is no longer pink then add the seasonings.

Finally add the peas when the liquid has reduced by half. Warm through and check for seasonings.

Ladle some of the mince over some hot Japanese rice and top with an onsen tamago, sprinkle some shichimi togarashi over.

And then comes the best part - break up the egg and mix well! I served this with cucumber and wakame in vinegar. 


  1. looks great tummy..I like the onsen tamago..mesti cuba:)

  2. 我也要一碗可以嗎?:)

  3. salam tummy..nampak sedap sangat..yg bestnya bila tenguk telur kuning meleleh tu ..hehehe..

  4. Oh gosh.. seriously my heart went "pop" when you broke the egg =P

  5. Oh I will pay good money for the egg on its own! Very hearty indeed!

  6. makcikmanggis,
    terima kasih makcik! Cubalah :)

    沒問題!一碗十五元 :)

    Amanda ,
    Besos x

    Terima kasih makcik! Telur kuning tu yang saya gemar sangat tu!

    msihua ,
    Haha same here :)

    rosa ,
    Thank you! I think so too!

  7. I do like the ease of this. It's now summer weather and easy-peasy is what I am after. Plus it sounds scrumptious.

  8. I ceratinly need to stock up on my pantry with some japanese goodies. This is such a comforting dish..the mince, the peas and the egg!

  9. Your Japanese food is very impressive. I am now very homesick! :(

  10. mouthwatering chicken bowl..yummy yumm

  11. Harriet from CarltonJune 1, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Another simple and delicious meal from your kitchen and I can't take my eyes off the oozing yolk!

  12. Yummy! I just had this last night ;0)

  13. What is there not to like about a dish like this? I like the simplicity of it!

  14. Hey buddy I am loving these one dish Japanese meal. All very simple and delicious looking. I'll be making hot spring eggs for breakfast from now on! Cheers!

  15. I salute you for making your own chicken mince by hand! I think I would rather not eat....haha. Love your dish...looks delicious. Oh, I love that soft egg on top.......my favourite...mmm

  16. I, for a very long time, worked for a large Japanese company and every Wednesday they would serve donburi in the cafeteria. I came to love it. Your chicken version sounds and looks delicious and anything that looks that good just has to be tasty. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  17. Wow..this dish looks amazing and very colorful too..while I have been away for the long weekend, i see you have been very busy in the kitchen cooking up a storm. :)

  18. It looks so yum. I want two onzen eggs!

  19. How easy is that?? I was going through the steps and after a couple I said " That's it? Its done already??"
    Love it! Trying it today!

  20. Yummm...I have some minced chicken I was going to make gyozas with, but this sound so good, and I like the idea of less cleanup! :D

  21. Love your blog. I always read it 1st thing in the morning ... to get my inspiration on what to cook!!!

    I love onsen tamago. Can you please teach me how to make it ... please????

  22. Great looking dish...I admire your knife skills for mincing the chicken yourself...most people would just buy it already minced.

  23. tempting recipe...just love to have a taste.

  24. Am hungry, tempting clicks..

  25. Wow, lovely chicken bowl, I like it the way you prepared...minced, so much more flavorful :-)

  26. Una receta muy buena.
    Felicitación con un 10 de puntuación.

  27. Yum!! This is an easy meal for dinner, isn't it?

  28. I like the egg with this chicken bowl....yummy.

  29. Wow, I love how you minced the chicken yourself. I don't have the skill or the patience to do that. :) The dish looks delicious!

  30. Claudia ,
    Thank you! This has to be one of the easiest dish to make!

    love to eat ,
    Thank you! You must!

    little panda ,
    Oh thank you very much! You must send me some of your recipes!

    Sarah Naveen said...
    mouthwatering chicken bowl..yummy yumm

    Thank you! That is the best bit :)

    Haha really! Love to see your version!

    Thank you very much!

    Thanks buddy! Nothing beats using eggs fresh from the barn like you have!

    MaryMoh ,
    Thank you! It is cheaper and I know what is going into it :)

    Mary ,
    Thank you! Must be such a wonderful experience!

    Cool Lassi(e),
    Thank you very much! Just very simple dishes!

    Thank you! You can make that my friend!

    Adventures in Domestic Cooking ,
    Thank you!

    prerna ,
    haha thank you! I was looking for more photos too!

    Thank you! I hope you will like it!

    Thank you very much! :) I am very happy to hear that!
    For Onsen tamago's recipe just click on the link above

    Thank you! It doesnt really take that long and apart from being cheaper, I also have more control on the size of the mince.

    Thank you very much!

    Thank you! :)

    Juliana ,
    Thank you very much!

    kesito ,
    Muchas gracias! :)

    Thank you! Very easy indeed!

    Me too :) Thank you!

    Thank you very much! I get twice as much for the same price doing it my own :)

  31. this looks like a yummy dish, any tips on how to mince the chicken nicely? purely chop and cut?

  32. Thank you for sharing your recipe. You have inspired me with my simple soboro : http://servicefromheart.blogspot.sg/2014/02/easy-soboro-with-pink-steamed-rice.html


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