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Donburi (also romanized as Domburi) is a general term for "bowl". However, it also popularly refers to a bowl of cooked rice with some other food served on top of it. There exist a variety of donburi dishes, differing in their toppings. Some of the most popular ones are listed below:


Oyakodon (Oyako Donburi) Mother and Child Donburi
The name of this popular donburi dish comes from its two main ingredients, chicken and egg. Rarely, you may also encounter an Oyakodon featuring salmon and ikura (salmon eggs), instead.


Katsudon (Tonkatsu Donburi) Pork Cutlet Donburi
Katsudon is served with tonkatsu (deep fried breaded pork cutlet), egg and onions on top of the rice.

Gyudon (Gyuniku Donburi) (more details) Beef Donburi
Gyudon, a bowl of cooked rice with beef, is very popular as an inexpensive type of fast food served at chain stores across the country. 

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