, a.k.a. Tekka-Don
, is a dish that can occasionally be found in a Japanese Restaurant
. As stated in other writeups
means something along the lines of "over rice
means "Iron Fire" or hot iron. When an iron gets really hot it turns red, the same color as tuna
. Thus Tekka Don
is "Fillets of Tuna
on a bed of Sushi Rice
abandon all hope adds that Tekka can also mean tuna, and the name is a play on words because of Tekka's dual meaning and the similarity of color.
Personally I love this dish. I don't know what is the "correct" way to eat it, but I like to mix my soy sauce and wasabi in the little dipping bowl and then pour it over the bowl. Then mix up another batch and that to dip the fillets in.
Similar dishes: Katsu Don (Cooked Pork Cutlet and Egg), Oyako Don (Cooked Chicken & Egg), Unagi Don (Eel), Ten Don (Tempura), Chirashi Don (various), and others.