Kanitama-don: Japanese Crab Omelette with Rice
.It seems kanitama-don is a popular dish in Chinese restaurants in Japan. While we were eating, Mr. Tess said that this dish tasted just like egg foo young! Creative Chinese cooks in the U.S. invented egg foo young in the 1930’s. Carl Sandburg mentions egg foo yong (alternate spelling) in his 1936 poem The People, Yes. There is a Vietnamese dish called trung hap (I don’t know how to make the diacritical marks over letters) similar to egg foo young. And in Japanese Chinese cuisine you’ll find the dish is called Kani-tama, using crab meat instead of ham or other meats. It must be noted that this is a delicious meal.