January 28, 2013

Salmon Don/サーモン丼

Tonight's supper was salmon don (short for donburi, a large rice bowl) that I made quickly, plus clear soup, simmered kiriboshi daikon, and leftovers.
I made the vinegared rice from leftover rice.  The donburi contains vinegared rice, sliced onion, kanikama (fake crabmeat sticks), atsuyaki tamago, slices of salmon sashimi, and some wasabi at the center.  I sprinkled soy sauce and lemon juice.

Shown above was my son's portion.  My portion was much smaller, because I'm on a diet.


Sissi said...

Beautiful rice bowl, Hiroyuki! Strangely I'm not a fan of salmon (unless it's wild, but even than I prefer a humble mackerel ;-) ) but I would love to have it with salmon eggs instead maybe? The beautiful orange would still be there.

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: Ikura don? That would be much more expensive than salmon don!

YSC said...

Salmon and ikura don is my favourite! What kind of beer would you recommend to go with it?

Hiroyuki said...

YSC: Sorry, I can only say that any type or brand of beer will do. Ask your question to any Japanese, and they will give you a similar answer. Questions like yours would never occur to an average Japanese. Any kind of alcohol, sake, beer, shochu, wine, etc. will go with Japanese cuisine.

lalalasophie said...


Hiroyuki said...

lalalasophie: コメント、有難うございます。貴女のブログを拝見しました。弟さんと同居を始めたそうで、残り物が減ってよかったですね(笑)

YSC said...

That's so interesting! I've actually found that in general, Asian beer goes with Asian food and tastes better in combination :)

btw, I'm curious to know if you have a favourite Japanese beer.

Hiroyuki said...

YSC: I'm not familiar with Asian, American, or European beer.

Premium Malt's by Suntory, but the brand I buy is almost always Nodogoshi Nama by Kirin (sad). (It's not a beer but a third-category beer.)