Garlic Bird Oyakodon from Toriko

@hungryleow, the Bottomless Pit and I all agree that this is the most delicious oyakodon we have ever eaten!

Ingredients (for 3-4)

  • 3-4 boneless chicken thighs (or 1 Garlic Bird)
  • 1 ½ Garlic bunches. (Yes bunches, not individual cloves. Omit if using Garlic Bird.  :P)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (for marinating)
  • ¼ cup cooking sake (for marinating)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (for sauce)
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 6 eggs (or 1 Ten-yolk Egg)
  • 3 pieces korean seasoned laver/seaweed
  • 2 cups rice (180ml x 2)

(Hey look! A picture of me chopping onions! Finally!)


  1. Chop boneless thighs into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Dice Garlic
  3. Marinate meat with the 3tbsp of soy sauce, sake, an garlic for at least an hour. (Overnight works best!)
  4. (After the meat is done marinating)
  5. Set rice to cook in a rice cooker. (If you are using a pot, the ratio is 1.1-1.2 for water, and takes about 20 mins to cook.)
  6. Slice onions! (Like the picture above.)
  7. Take out the meat from the marinade (don’t throw it away) and grill/ pan fry until brown and set aside.
  8. Pour in the remaining soy sauce, marinade, and broth into the pan.
  9. Throw in the onion and simmer till translucent.
  10. Beat eggs.
  11. The rice should be done by about now, so separate it into bowls and crumble seasoned laver over it!
  12. Put the chicken into the pan, and pour the egg over.
  13. Cover the pan and let the egg cook, for about 1-2 mins. It should still be slightly soft. Runny is fine too.
  14. Put it over the rice and enjoy!

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Although I mostly stick to vegetarian options, oyakodon is one of those dishes I continually make an exception for. I fell in love with this savory chicken and egg dish while living in Tokyo, Japan for 18 months (which I made a graphic novel about and you can read here!). It was always a bit greasy at restaurants, so I love the homemade version much better!

Bento box with oyakodon, white rice, and broccoli salad (broccoli with mayo dressing, veggie bacon, raisins, and sunflower seeds).