1. Katsu DonPhoto by roboppy on Flickr
Katsu Don is a bowl of rice topped with a deep fried pork cutlet called “Ton-katsu”, simmered with egg and sauce. A variation of Katsu Don, “Miso Katsudon” is loved by people in Nagoya.
2. Gyu DonPhoto by avlxyz on Flickr
Gyu Don is all about beef. It consists of beef and onion simmered in a sweet sauce. It is one of most popular foods in Japan, and is also one of the most traditional “Don”. Japan even has some large Gyudon restraint chains, such as Yoshinoya and Matsuya.
3. Oyako DonPhoto by rfung8 on Flickr
Oyako Don is simmered chicken and egg, served on top of a bowl of rice. The word “oyako” means “parent and child”, which represents the chicken and the egg in the dish.
4. Ten Donphotozou.jp
Nope, Ten Don is not sinew as you might be thinking (tendon!), but a bowl of rice topped with tempura. It can consist of prawn, fish and some vegetables. You can also enjoy the rice underneath with the sweet bonito-flavoured sauce.
5. Una DonPhoto by avlxyz on Flickr
Una Don is a bowl of steamed rice with fillets of eel. The eel is grilled with Teriyaki sauce, which is a sweetened and caramelized soy sauce.
6. Buta DonPhoto by CookieM on Flickr
Buta means pig in Japanese. Buta Don is a bowl of rice topped with pork simmered or grilled with sweet soy sauce.
7. Kaisen Don (Chirashi Don)Photo by thiswholeworld on Flickr
Kiasen Don is a luxurious “Don” topped with Sashimi. It can be made from prawns, salmon, salmon roe, tuna, squid, scallop and so on. Kaisen Don is normally more expensive than other “Don”s, but it is definitely worth of every penny!