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