This old-fashioned 'oyako don' doesn't have a lot of chicken like the ones you see these days. It has a comforting juicy flavor with the addition of dried shiitake mushrooms.
Oyako don used to have lots of things like dried shiitake mushrooms, carrot and kamaboko, and wasn't packed with onion, chicken and egg like the oyako don that's often served.
The chicken isn't stir fried, it's just simmered in dashi stock from the start.The dashi stock is flavored with the umami from the chicken, dried shiitake mushrooms and kamaboko.
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