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Chukadon (Chinese style donburi)

Chukadon (Chinese Style Donburi)

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stir fry
  • Cuisine: Japanese


Stir fried veggies and shrimp, simmered in a savory gooey Chinese influenced sauce. Make my Japanese chukadon recipe in 25 mins from start to finish.


Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced on the bias (at an angle)
  • 1/2 piece boiled bamboo, thinly sliced, or 3 ounces canned bamboo shoots, drained
  • 2 ounces fresh wood ear mushrooms, chopped
  • 10 to 12 large shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 6 napa cabbage leaves (about 10 ounces), chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 6 cups cooked Japanese rice


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sake
  • Salt and ground white pepper, to taste


  1. Stir fry the vegetables. In a large deep skillet over medium high heat, add the oil and swirl it around to coat the surface evenly. Add the onion and carrot and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add the bamboo and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the wood ear mushrooms and shrimp, and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage and simmer. Add the cabbage and chicken stock and cover the skillet with a lid. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the sauce. Add the soy sauce and sake, stir, close the lid, and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cornstarch slurry. Give the cornstarch and water a quick stir and add it to the skillet. Stir and keep cooking until the sauce thickens.
  5. Season and serve. Turn the heat off, stir in the sesame oil, and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately over warm white rice.


Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days. Be sure to store the rice separate from the leftover stir fry.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 557
  • Sugar: 2.9g
  • Sodium: 470mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 92.3g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 17.9g
  • Cholesterol: 45.6mg
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