Teriyaki Donburi (Teriyaki Don)

Domburi means bowl and also means food served on rice in a bowl. Japanese have many kinds of Domburi. Some Izakaya (a Japanese drinking establishment) and Udon restaurants serve this popular dish. It is easy and very filling.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless chicken thigh
  • 2 bowls of steamed rice
  • 3 tsp mirin
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 tsp sake
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper
  • 2 tsp of chopped seaweed
  • 1 tsp of sesame
  1. Cut any visible tendons on the chicken and season both sides with salt and pepper
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and braise the skin on the chicken for 3 minutes on high heat and flip, cook for 3 more minutes with medium heat (take off the skin before cooking if you prefer)
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and slice into 1/2 inch strips, then return to pan
  4. Add mixed spices (soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar) and cook 2 minutes on medium heat
  5. Serve chicken a bowl of steamed rice but leave the sauce in the pan
  6. Sprinkle sesame and chopped seaweed on the chicken

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