‘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 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
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.