Let’s admit it, we love ‘bowled’ foods because they are comfortable and easy to consume. Here in the Philippines, bowls with rice and rice toppings are very much popular — especially when it is a Japanese dish!
Called ‘donburi,’ which literally means “rice-bowl dish,” these rice bowls are just plain rice, egg (cooked in different ways), and a meat dish of sorts. Japanese restaurants around the Philippines and the world always have at least one donburi option on their menu because they’re delicious and easy to bring and eat. (Read: Fun fact: The halo-halo is originally Japanese!)
But have you ever thought of making your own donburi at home and eating it on your bed during a lazy movie day? Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s really easy to make a rice bowl at home and you can even use your favorite ready-to-cook meats for it!
Here are some My Pope-suggested donburi toppings for you.
Donburi Toppings: Spam
Any kid you ask about their favorite food, they would most probably answer luncheon meat or more specifically, Spam. But it doesn’t mean adults can’t enjoy it, too! You just have to cut the Spam into cubes and fry it until it’s crispy, then cook an egg however you like it.
Donburi Toppings: Pork and Beans
If you want something healthier, pork and beans is the way to go. Not many like it that much, but it’s actually good when you eat it with egg! So we suggest you try it because it’s a healthy dish you can munch on, with less guilt. (Read: 5 Plant-Based Ingredients for Your Meatless Diet)
Donburi Toppings: Tapa
Tapa is a very Filipino dish that we love to eat for breakfast. Whenever we’d go to UP Diliman pre-pandemic, it’s a must to get tapsilog before going home. Now, you can make a similar meal to it at home with the tapa donburi! Frozen tapa is now available in groceries, and you’d just have to cook it and serve it with rice and egg.