What came first, the chicken or the egg? In the case of oyakodon, well you just kind of mix the two together.
The Japanese comfort food is essentially a chicken omelette (oyakodon is translated as “parent and child”) on top of a bowl of rice. With something so simple though, it all comes down to the quality of the ingredients.
Tokyo’s Tamahide restaurant knows how to make oyakodon: in fact, it was where the dish was invented, in 1891. Hungry Tokyoites will queue for up to two hours for a taste of Tamahide oyakodon and watching the video below from Great Big Story we can see why. The attention to detail for such a simple dish is exquisite, all the way down to how they butcher the chicken.
The result is a glistening bowl of egg, chicken and rice heaven. Does it matter what came first when you’re shovelling it all into your mouth at once?
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