Cooking for cousin: Ponchandon 従姉妹料理:ポンチャン丼

This is one of the few dishes that I invented from scratch. Usually I borrow and alter recipes, but for this one I just thought about what I flavours I wanted and came up with something. The suffix “don” is used in Japan for dishes that consist of a bowl of rice with some kind of topping on. There are many standards, like Gyudon (rice with meat and onions on top) or Oyakodon (which literary means parent and child and consists of rice with chicken and egg on top). Usually though, it’s hard to find vegetarian alternatives. How ever, my ponchandon is and just as tasty as any other! It’s very easy to make aswell =). Oh, and if you need any help with figuring out what these strange ingredients are about, check out this.
新しい料理を発明する時に、普段はすでに存在しているレシピを使って、小さい変更をする。でも、この料理は自分で元から作った食べ物だ。丼を日本で買う時、ほとんど肉が入っている。ベジタリアンだから、肉が入っていない味が美味しそうなこのポンチャン丼を作ってみたら、とても成功だった!簡単でうまい!

Ingredients 材料:
-Around 200 grams of silken tofu 豆腐をおよそ200グラム
– 1 onion or leek or a couple of spring onions 玉ねぎを一個やながねぎを一本
– 1 portion of short grained rice ご飯を一人分
-1 tablespoon of olive oil オリーブオイルを大さじを一つ
For egg mixture オムレツの材料:
– Two eggs 卵を2個
– 2 tablespoons of japanese soy sauce 醤油を大さじ2個
– 1 teaspoon of Mirin みりんを茶さじ1個
– 1 teaspoon of cooking sake 料理酒を茶さじ1個
– 1/2 teaspoons of konbucha or konbudashi (powder) 昆布茶や昆布だしを茶さじを2分の1.
– 1/2 teaspoons of katsuodashi (powder) カツオだしを茶さじを2分の1.
For rice sauce ご飯のソース:
– 2 tablespoons of water お水を大さじ2個
– 2 tablespoons of Japanese soysauce 醤油を大さじ2個
– 1/2 tablespoons of Mirin みりんを大さじ2分の1
– 1/2 tablespoons of Cooking sake 料理酒を大さじ2分の1
– 1/2 tablespoons of brown sugar ブラウンシュガーを大さじ2分の1

Prepare and cook the rice. Chop onions/leek thinly and tofu into 1 cm thick slices. Add these to a frying pan with the heated oil. Let fry on low temperature for around 5 minutes. While doing this, prepare the egg mixture by beating all the ingredients together. When the tofu has gotten a slight golden brown colour pour the egg mixture on top of the tofu/onion mix. Do NOT stirr! Continue to fry on low heat. Meanwhile, mix the ingredients for the rice sauce in a sauce pan. Heat until it’s boiling a little and instantly remove from the stove. Add the rice to the saucepan and flip it over a couple of times. Parts of the rice should be drained in the sauce, but not all of it. Put the rice in a bowl. By now the omelette should be done, it’s supposed to be golden brown on the downside but still liquid on top. Flip the omelette onto the rice so that the liquid parts is down, onto the rice, and the fried part upwards. And that’s it. If you want to you could garnish with some chopped leek on top. Enjoy!
ご飯を準備して炊いて。ねぎを細かく切って、豆腐を1センチのスライス切って。オリーブオイルをフライパンに入れて、温めて。ねぎと豆腐をフライパンに入れて弱火で5分ぐらい焼いて。待っているあいだ、オメレツの材料を増せて。豆腐に色が少し付けてあれば、卵の混ぜをフライパンに入れて。混ぜないで、そのまま焼き続けて!その間、ご飯のソースの材料をソースパンに入れて煮立ったら火をと止めて。出来たごはんをそのソースパンにしっくりと入れて三回ぐらいひっくり返すように混ぜて。すべてのご飯にソースを付けることにならないように。ご飯をどんぶりに入れて。そろそろオメレツが出来るはず。オメレツの下は狐色になって、上はまだ液体っぽかったら完璧だ。オメレツをひっくり返しながらごはんの上に載せて。液体っぽい表面は下に(ご飯と合う)向くはずだ。で、それで出来上がり!

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2 thoughts on “Cooking for cousin: Ponchandon 従姉妹料理:ポンチャン丼

  1. hej!
    im Hina.
    i came Gortenburg on last week, from Tokyo.
    where can i buy a Tofu in Gortenburg?
    really interest this blog, im looking forward to reading next your post!

    1. Hi Hina!
      Thank you for reading my blog =)
      There are a couple of places where you can buy tofu in Gothenburg. The cheapest one is Hung Fat Trading Asien Shop. They are located at “Östra Hamngagtan 19” in the central part of town. There is also a very good supermarket called Ica Focus that also has many other Japanese products as well as tofu (like mochi and miso!), it is located at “Åvägen 42”. Hope that helps!
      If you have any other questions contact me again, and if you want to I could show you around a bit in Gothenburg =)
      /Sara

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