‘Tanin’ means ‘stranger’ or ‘unrelated person’. Unlike ‘Oyako’ Don, Pork and Eggs are not ‘parent and child’. Therefore this is called ‘Tanin’ Don. It’s a quick and easy Donburi (rice bowl) dish. Pork Mince or Beef Mince are easy to use, but thinly sliced steak(s) are nicer.


4 Servings


Freshly Cooked Rice 4 servings
Oil 1 tablespoon
Pork Mince OR Beef Mince 500g
Onion 1 to 2 *thinly sliced
Ginger 1 small piece *finely chopped OR grated
Dashi Stock 1/2 cup
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Soy Sauce 4 to 5 tablespoons
Mirin 1 tablespoons
Egg 4
Shredded Nori or Spring Onion for topping

  1. Heat Oil in a frying pan and cook Mince, Onion with Ginger.
  2. When Meat changes colour, add Dashi Stock, Sugar, Mirin and Soy Sauce and cook until the sauce is slightly thickened.
  3. Beat the Eggs and pour them over and cook until the Egg has set. DO NOT stir.
  4. Half fill a bowl with freshly cooked rice and cover it with the meat and egg mixture.
  5. Sprinkle some shredded Nori or chopped Spring Onion on top and enjoy.