‘Tanin’ means ‘stranger’ or ‘unrelated person’. Unlike ‘Oyako’ Don that is cooked with Chicken and Eggs, 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 Pork or Beef steaks are nicer.


4 Servings


4 servings Freshly Cooked Rice
1 tablespoon Oil
500g Pork Mince OR Beef Mince
1 to 2 Onion *thinly sliced
1 small piece Ginger *finely chopped OR grated
1/2 cup Dashi Stock
2 tablespoons Sugar
4 to 5 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoons Mirin
4 Eggs
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. Sprinkle some shredded Nori or chopped Spring Onion on top and enjoy.