Here’s another Donburi dish this week. I used Tian Mian Jiang as a main ingredient when I marinated the meat. Our family gave two thumbs up!
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- 5 boneless skinless chicken thighs (5 thighs = 2 breasts) (cut into small strips, for breasts use Kannon-Biraki cutting technique, see Notes)
- ½ cup potato/corn starch
- neutral flavor oil (vegetable, canola, etc) (for deep frying)
- 4 servings cooked Japanese short grain rice
- Japanese mayonnaise
- Shredded seaweed (kizami nori)
- 2 green onions/scallions (finely chopped)
- 1 Tbsp sake
- 1 Tbsp Tianmianjiang (Sweet Bean Sauce)
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp ginger (grated)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 large egg yolk
- ¼ tsp Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- ½ Tbsp sesame oil
- la-yu (Japanese chili oil) (optional)
In a medium bowl, combine ingredients for seasonings. Add the chicken and rub well with hands. Keep in the fridge for 30 minutes or longer.
Heat oil in a wok over medium high heat. Prepare corn starch in a small bowl.
When oil is hot (Tip: You put a chopstick in the oil and when you see the bubbles around it, it’s ready!), dredge a piece of chicken in corn starch. Make sure chicken is all covered by the corn starch so when you put the chicken into the wok, oil won’t splatter. Place 5 chicken slowly into the wok. Do not crowd the wok.
Deep fry the chicken over medium to medium high heat for about 5 minutes. If the chicen gets brown too quickly, take it out and lower the heat a little bit and put it back in.
When the chicken is cooked and nicely brown, take it out from the oil and place it on paper towel.
Serve rice in a large serving bowl and place the chicken on top. Put some Japanese mayonnaise on top and garnish with Kizami Nori and green onions.
In a small serving bowl, combine ingredients for sauce and pour the sauce right before you eat.
Kannon-biraki: Cutting techniques, click here.
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