What is Donburi?

Donburi is one of the Japanese cuisine styles served meal over warm cooked rice in a bowl (donburi). Traditionally, Japanese style meals were served main dishes and the cooked rice separately. However, in early 19th Century, meals served over cooked rice were getting popular among the hasty and frank people in Edo (old name for Tokyo). Now, donburi is known as Japanese fast food.

Variation of Donburi

  • Tendon (天丼)   Simmered tempura over cooked rice.
  • Gyudon (beef bowl, 牛丼)    Simmered beef-rib slices over cooked rice.
  • Katsudon (カツ丼)   Simmered tonkatsu with eggs over cooked rice.
  • Butadon (豚丼)    Grilled pork slices over cooked rice. Local food in Obihiro, Hokkaido.
  • Unadon (うな丼): Grilled eel over cooked rice.
  • Tekkadon (鉄火丼) Tuna sashimi on cooked rice.
  • Kaisendon (海鮮丼, Seafood bowl) Sashimi on cooked rice.
  • Oyakodon (親子丼)    Simmered chicken with eggs over cooked rice.
  • Torisoborodon (鶏そぼろ丼)    Scrambled chicken over cooked rice.