I threw myself another curve ball by picking a dish that was tricky to illustrate. When I lived in Japan oyakodon was my go to comfort food on a cold winter day because there is nothing better than a warm bowl of rice topped with eggs, chicken, and a sweet salty broth. Oyakodon literally means mother and child (get it?? haha)
After returning to the US I looked everywhere for a satisfying oyakodon, but was mostly disappointed... Until I went to Ebisu !
Since then, Ebisu has become one of my favorite restaurants in RI. This is the food that reminds of my time in Japan! Their menu does not have sushi, but instead focuses on bowls of rice, ramen and even shabu-shabu! Traditionally, oyakodon is not made with the crispy breaded "katsu" style chicken, but I think it's even better served this way! If you go to Ebisu, look for it on the menu as Katsu Don for $9.95 .
Ebisu is located at:
38 Pontiac Ave. Providence, RI 02907 and you can reach them
@ (401) 270 7500
Of if you want to make some oyakodon at home, here's a recipe with katsu style chicken. (I haven't tried it but it's based on a Momofuku recipe, so I bet it's awesome !) And here's a faster and more traditional recipe option.