Copycat Japanese McDonald's, #SundaySupper

Go ahead. Confess. Instead of sampling the ambiguous cuisine surrounding you in your travels abroad, you chose a Big Mac at the Golden Arches. Understandable. McDonald’s offers certainty plus easy-on-the-pocketbook prices. You can exhale as you scan the menu; a parade of standards marching by…Until oh, so suddenly anomalies appear. In France, you probably saw Croque McDo (a cousin of the ham and cheese Croque Monsieur.) Or maybe you didn’t notice until your Chinese Chicken McNuggets were served with chili garlic sauce. In Japan, there are several variations including Ume (plum) Nuggets.

McDonald's in Tokyo, Japan
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Japanese McDonald’s establishments also sell an Ebi (shrimp) Fillet. (Like the Fillet O’ Fish, a greasy crunch of panko covers the protein.) Fish is an integral part of the traditional Japanese breakfast. And today’s #SundaySupper Twitter event shines a spotlight on breakfast for dinner dishes, so I decided to merge the American Egg McMuffin with the Ebi Fillet. Here’s my recipe for a copycat version of a Japanese McDonald’s Ebi Fillet. (If you’d like to join us for #SundaySupper, please scroll down for participation details.)

Copycat Japanese McDonald's 

Copycat Japanese McDonald’s
Author: Kim Watkinson, The Ninja Baker

Yields: 2 sandwiches

2 eggs
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chopped scallions
1 tablespoon chopped red peppers
3 tablespoons cooked mini shrimp
2 tablespoons diced shishito or green peppers
5 tablespoons water or milk
dashes of salt and pepper to taste
½ tablespoon vegetable oil
Lettuce or shiso perilla leaves
2 sesame covered buns

With the exception of the vegetable oil whisk all the above ingredients in a big bowl. Swirl the oil in a pan over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, stir and fry until your eggs reach your desired consistency. (3 to 4 minutes for firmer eggs.)

Serve on a bun with lettuce leaves or ? perilla leaves.

The Ninja Baker's Easy 'n Quick Breakfast for Dinner

Travel the foodie blogosphere and see more menu selections below. I highly recommend visiting our hostess, Conni, for this week's SundaySupper. At her blog, The Foodie Army Wife, she shares a recipe for all the comforts of breakfast for dinner in her French Toast with Sautéed Apples.


Tres Leches Pancakes from La Cocina de Leslie

French Toast Casserole with Sautéed Apples from The Foodie Army Wife

Gluten Free Breakfast Pizza from Blueberries And Blessings

Basic Vegan Waffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc

Kale, Bacon, Brown Rice Crustless Quiche from Shockingly Delicious

Bacon Egg and Potato Breakfast Tacos from Cookin’ Mimi

Steak and Egg Tostadas from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Breakfast Bowls from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Bacon and Egg Waffles from The Urban Mrs

Homemade Lox from Growing Up Gabel

Seattle Sandwiches (Lox, Shmear, & A Fried Egg) from Juanita’s Cocina

Bacon & Brie Potato Bread Strata with Roasted Pears from Eat, Move, Shine

Saucy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sliders from Daily Dish Recipes

Greek Frittata from Casa de Crews

Elderberry Flower Pancakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Prosciutto, Gorgonzola and Rosemary Strata from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Italian Turkey Meatballs (With a Secret) from What Smells So Good?

Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast Pizza from Runner’s Tales

Red Pepper and Egg Galette from Healthy. Delicious.

Waffles – One Plate, Two Ways: Sweet & Savory from Foxes Love Lemons

Steak & Egg Bagel Sandwich from girlichef

Florentine Benedict from Supper for a Steal

Oatmeal Ice Cream from Treats & Trinkets

Banana Waffles with Peanut Butter Syrup from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Baked Berry French Toast from Table For Seven

Open Faced BTC Sandwich from Peanut Butter and Peppers

Crustless Spinach Quiche from The Hand That Rocks The Ladle

Bacon ‘n Eggs Bread Pudding from gotta get baked

Denver Breakfast Ring from Curious Cuisiniere

Copycat Japanese McDonald’s from Ninja Baking

One Pan Full English Fry-up from Food Lust People Love

Crumpets with Whipped Orange Honey from Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Leek, Mushroom and Gruyère Quiche from Hip Foodie Mom

Joe’s Special, the Original San Francisco Treat from Webicurean

Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Gluten Free Tomato Basil Crepes form No One Likes Crumbley Cookies

Sour Cherry Crisp from Pies and Plots

Cream Dried Beef and Waffles from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

Sausage breakfast casserole from My cute bride

Almond Rice Crepes Stuffed With Sweet Potatoes & Peas from  Sue’s Nutrition Buzz

Zucchini Pancakes with Sautéed Tomatoes and Feta from Ruffles & Truffles

Apple, Bacon, and Dubliner Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Neighborfood

Dulce de Leche Stuffed French Toast from Basic N Delicious

Normally it would be very socially unacceptable to have wine with your breakfast, but seeing as this is closer to sunset than sunrise, we say go for it!!!

Hangtown Fry and Wine Pairings with Breakfast for Dinner from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm EST. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy.
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Wishing you a myriad of choices with awe-inspiring outcomes. 

The Ninja Baker

© ™ Watkinson 2012

The Ninja Baker has guest blogged and contributed recipes to numerous food sites. These additional recipes can be found here.



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