Japanese Beef Gyudon Rice Bowl Recipe

Japanese Beef Gyudon is one of the magical comfort foods that you can cook in a pinch. The beef, rice, and egg fills you up and the best part is putting everything together in 30 minutes or less!

Gyudon is a type of donburi dish (“don” = bowl) made of thinly sliced beef with onions served over a steaming bowl of fluffy Japanese white rice. The beef is a blend of savory and sweet, coming from the soy sauce, sake, and sugar used to make the sauce for the beef. Gyudon is a popular dish because of its affordability, known as an “everyday meal” in Japan.

Gurunavi provides great information if you want to brush up on your food history and learn how gyudon became so popular.

How to make Gyudon

• 1 white onion, sliced thinly
• 3/4 cup Dashi (i used concentrate diluted with water)
• 1/4 cup cooking Sake
• 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon white sugar
• 250g shaved Rib Eye
• 1/2 tsp grated ginger
• Salt to taste
• Optional: White Rice, Furikake, Togerashi, Soft Boiled Egg, Chopped Scallions
  1. In a pan over medium heat, add onions, dashi, sake, soy sauce, and white sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add beef, simmer for another 5 minutes. Grate ginger in the pan, adjust seasoning to taste.
  3. Optional: Boil cold eggs for 7 minutes, immediately submerge in an ice bath to stop cooking.
  4. Serve gyudon along with white rice, furikake, togerashi, soft boiled egg, and chopped scallions.
Erwan Heussaff
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