Kakiage Don (Tempura Rice Bowl)

5 from 2 votes

This is a tasty Kakiage don (Tempura Rice Bowl) that’s topped with deep-fried vegetables. You will enjoy the savory flavors in this sauce-drenched dish for sure!

Kakiage don (tempura rice bowl) with chopsticks.

Have you tried my super easy and crunchy Kakiage recipe? If so, I highly recommend making a Kakiage rice bowl!

Place Kakiage tempura over rice with savory homemade sauce that’s ready in 5 minutes, and you will have a delicious meal.

Please give it a try!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love Kakiage tempura.
  • You want to know how to make Kakiage don.
  • You are looking for rice bowl recipe.
  • You are looking for easy Japanese rice bowl recipe.

Let me walk you through the ingredients and the instructions. If you want to check the recipe, jump to the recipe card. Let’s get started!

About This Recipe

  • Kakiage tempura on the rice
  • Japanese rice bowl dish
  • Homemade sauce
  • Easy and simple lunch

What is Kakiage?

Kakiage image.

Kakiage is a type of tempura made by cutting ingredients into small pieces and putting them together in batter before deep-frying.

Ingredients are usually fish, seafood, and vegetables.

Kakiage is often served with rice or noodles such as Kakiage rice bowl, Kakiage udon noodles, and Kakiage soba noodles.

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for Kakiage don (tempura rice bowl).


Let me show you how to make it. You can also watch this recipe video.

How to make Kakiage don (tempura rice bowl) step by step.

Click here for how to make Kakiage. Here, I will show the process of making and serving the sauce for the Kakiage don.

  1. Add all the sauce ingredients to a pot.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, lower the heat, and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  3. Serve rice in a bowl, and put the Kakiage on top.
  4. Put the sauce over the Kakiage.
Kakiage don (tempura rice bowl) with salad.

Done! Crispy Kakiage, starchy rice, and flavorful sauce are the perfect companions.

Let’s have an awesome lunch with salad and soup!

What to Serve with

If you’re not sure what to serve with your Kakiage don, here is my suggestion!

Vegan Adaptable

Dashi is a type of stock that usually contains fish such as sardine and bonito, but you can easily substitute it with a plant-based one.

Vegan dashi is usually made from Shiitake mushrooms and kombu seaweed. You can find more details in my vegan dashi recipe.

You can also buy vegan dashi powder at an online store.

Thanks For Stopping By!

Kakiage don (tempura rice bowl) in a bowl.

The rich sauce and crispy Kakiage are a perfect match. Give this dish a try–you’ll be glad you did!

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Kakiage Don (Tempura Rice Bowl)

5 from 2 votes
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Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 3 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
This is a tasty Kakiage don (Tempura Rice Bowl) that's topped with deep-fried vegetables. You will enjoy the savory flavors in this sauce-drenched dish for sure!


Kakiage Sauce

  • 100 ml Water
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Mirin
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Dashi powder


  • Kakiage sauce: Add all the sauce ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Serve: Serve rice in a bowl, put the kakiage on top and put the sauce over.



  • You can use the leftover sauce for Japanese-style simmered dishes, or noodle soup for soba noodles and udon noodles.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1165mg | Sugar: 12g
Course: Rice
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: kakiage don, rice bowl
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