Ten Don Recipe 天丼

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  •  Golden crispy shrimp and vegetable tempura served over steamed rice and drizzled with tentsuyu, this ten don recipe makes a special weekend dinner for your loved ones! Enjoy them piping hot with a bowl of miso soup and refreshing salad. 

    Ten Don, Tempura Donburi in a bowl.

    Ten Don is a short name for Tempura Donburi (天ぷら丼ぶり), and it is usually written as Tendon (天丼).  If you are in Japan and see Tendon on the menu, don’t worry, it’s not “connective tissue” that’s being served 🙂

    Like many of you, my family enjoys tempura and typically it’s dipped in tsu-yu or simply salt.  Today I want to introduce you to another way to enjoy tempura.

    Ten Don, Tempura Donburi in a bowl.

    Shrimp and Vegetable Ten Don Recipe

    Ten Don is made of tempura on top of steamed rice in a bowl.  This ten don includes Shrimp Tempura and Vegetable Tempura.  Simply put steamed rice in a bowl, drizzle tentsuyu (tempura dipping sauce), and place tempura  pieces of your choice on top.  Here I placed the tempura in circular shape so that it looks more organized and appetizing.

    Ten Don, Tempura Donburi in a bowl.

    I usually make a donburi dish when my children have lots of activities because donburi does not take much time to prepare.  I would make miso soup, salad, and a donburi dish like GyudonOyakodonUnadon (Unagi Don)Chicken Katsu DonTekka Don (Tuna Bowl)Salmon & Salmon Roe Don, or Soboro Don for the complete meal.  A typical donburi dish requires 30 minutes or less to prepare.

    Crispy crunchy tempura on rice is simply delicious.  If you are eating leftover tempura on the following day, make sure to re-heat tempura in a toaster oven or oven.  DO NOT use a microwave to heat up because it will make them soggy.  Enjoy!


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    Tempura Donburi | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com
    Ten Don
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
    Golden crispy shrimp and vegetable tempura served over steamed rice and drizzled with tentsuyu, this ten don recipe makes a special weekend dinner for your loved ones! Enjoy them piping hot with a bowl of miso soup and refreshing salad. 
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: donburi, tempura
    Servings: 1
    Author: Nami
    1. If you use leftover tempura from previous day, re-heat tempura pieces in the oven or oven toaster.
    2. Assemble tendon. Put steamed rice in a bowl, drizzle tempura sauce on the rice, and place tempura pieces on top.
    Recipe Notes

    Prep/Cook Time: This is only for assembling donburi and it does NOT include the prep/cook time for Shrimp Tempura and Vegetable Tempura. Please look at these recipes for more details because prep/cook time varies depends on serving size and ingredients of your choice.

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