Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Landon's Scotch Eggs and Mich's Shoyu Pork Donburi with Waimana Eggs

I never heard of Scotch Eggs until last night when Landon made this. He said that Scotch Eggs are usually hard boiled eggs wrapped in sausage meat and then deep fried or baked. 

Lan's version is soft boiled eggs wrapped in meat loaf which he made with hamburger, chopped up Portuguese sausage and Italian-spice bread crumbs. He pan fried the egg-stuffed meat-loaf balls until browned on the outside and then baked them for about 1/2 hour at 375 degrees.


My coworker Mich texted this photo of her family's dinner last night . . . shoyu pork donburi!! OMGAWD!

Addendum: Mich shared some of the donburi with me! I not exaggerating when I say that it was the best ever donburi in the history of mankind.

Another addendum: See the comments section for a recipe for the shoyu pork portion of the donburi.

This was the line at the Waimana Egg vendor at the Kaiser High Open Market yesterday. Some of the people who were behind me didn't get any eggs. They sold out even though they put a limit of one tray per person. I feel happy that they're doing good. They are really, really nice people.


jenny said...

Ahhh these eggs! I'm a sucker for eggs. Did you know that Don Q now carries Waimana Eggs? I think it was like $6.99 for a that price about right?

Lorna Nishimitsu said...

Landon, Wendell and you should open up a restaurant. The foods you are able to create make me gain weight just by looking at photos of them. Darn, you're good!

jalna said...

Jenny, Marukai also sells them for $6.99/dozen, but it's only $3.80/dozen from the open market or the farm in Waimanalo. Supposedly the open market and farm ones are B Grade due to the appearance, but they look the same as A Grade to me.

Awww, thanks Lorna. But only Wendell and Landon can cook good, not me.

Susan said...

Wow, that scotch egg, I'd just like to lick my computer screen. I'm not an egg person but those eggs sure look worth trying!! $3.80 is cheap too!!

lance said...

Any chance of your friend Mich would share her pork donburi recipe??? Looks so so ono. What a great idea, Landon's scotch eggs meatballs.

Honolulu Aunty said...

Ho! Da Food! Please ask Mich to share her recipe. Looks like she cooked it in a regular pan?

Glad for the egg vendor - such a deal! Maybe I gotta plan for a Tuesday Costco and egg run. Excellent source of protein from happy chickens.

Leslie's pics said...

Whoa, Landon's egg thing looks ono! And you know how much I love runny eggs...bleh....! I wonder if it's hard to make donburi. Maybe I'll get some of those eggs and try make for Randy.

Mark Shelby said...

Awesome! I love it! More gooey yumminess at the Jalna Blog Spot!

jalna said...

LOL, Susan!!

Hey Lance!! Mich's husband actually made the dish, but I'll ask.

Aunty, I think the shoyu pork belly is what gave it all da flavor.

Les, I'm hoping to go the farm early Sunday morning before my family comes over. I'll try pick up a bunch.

Thanks, Mark!

Mark Shelby said...

I'm glad the price of eggs finally came down in San Diego! They used to be as high as $3.79 a dozen, when they claimed there was a chicken illness and they had to kill millions of chickens. Last week I picked up 3 dozen for just $0.99 cents each like the good old days. But I'm sure my eggs are no match for the Waimana Eggs!

jalna said...

Ho da cheap, Mark!!

Anonymous said...

j: never heard of scotch eggs. Wow the stuff Landon must know considering he's a pro, I can cook but only simple kine recipes. I watch the old show Good Eats with Alton Brown every night and I learn so much about recipes and methods and the scientific reasons on why we use the ingredients we do. Some of his stuff is complicated (for me) but the end result must be fab. I was just at Don Q Waipahu and didn't notice the eggs was too busy looking for the Sun Noodles Quickie Ramen, I hunted all over and it was in a freezer box that I passed like 5x. They are also selling the Naachan Suntory grape juice which I am obsessed over now and cheaper than Marukai. I also spend HOURS and HOURS in their $1.99 dept. I bought those ramen mesh baskets to boil individual ramens in. Every week they either have new kawaii or good Japanese stuff. Hoo my legs hurt after shopping for 1-1/2 hours in there today. -N

K and S said...

yummy x 2

jalna said...

N, Lan actually works at Pearl Harbor, but he used to cook for a living long time ago. Now he's just the pro at home. LOL. I used to like watching Alton Brown explain stuff . . . thought was interesting. Sounds like you shop like me . . . too funny!

Totally, Kat!!

Lance and Aunty!! Mich said that her husband kinda cooks like Landon where really no more measurements. But her husband said that the instructions for the shoyu pork portion are similar to the recipe below from the Star Advertiser by Betty Shimabukuro, with maybe less sugar. He also said that he made the pork strong tasting so that when added to the eggs and onions for the donburi portion, it blended just right.


1-1/2 pounds belly pork
1/2 cup awamori, sake or whiskey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1-inch piece ginger, crushed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup mirin

Cover pork with water in a large pot. Bring to a rolling boil, then simmer 10 minutes to remove excess fat. Drain and rinse pork; cut into 1/2-inch slices.

Combine liquor, soy sauce and ginger in pot; bring to boil. Add pork slices in a single layer. Cover and simmer 1 hour, turning occasionally so both sides are evenly glazed with sauce.

Combine sugar and mirin; stir into pot. Cook, uncovered, 45 minutes or more, until pork is glazed and soft. Serves 8.

lance said...

Thank You!!! Thank You Jalna!!

jalna said...

Actually, THANK YOU, Lance!! I think I wanna try make um too!

Honolulu Aunty said...

Thanks Jalna and Mich's hubby. Sounds too complicated for me, so I will just enjoy your pictures. Good cooks are such valuable assets.

jalna said...

Aunty, it's a bit too complicated for me too, but I think I wanna try . . . once.