Japanese Gyudon (Beef Bowl)


I’m happy to have found a new delightful easy lunch recipe, this time it’s a Japanese recipe I found on JustOneCookBook. Japanese cuisine is one of my favourite, so you will find me rather frequently popping into JustOneCookBook to gawk and drool at Nami’s gorgeous Japanese food photos.

Gyudon (牛丼), (beef bowl), is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce. Gyū means “cow” or “beef”, and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for “bowl”. Gyudon is served in many Japanese Restaurant and fast food chains like Yoshinoya. It’s interesting to find out from Nami that Gyudon is like a Japanese comfort food.

Gyudon is very easy to prepare, and you can have a Japanese meal at home in minutes.

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Japanese Gyudon (Beef Bowl)
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Gyūdon (beef bowl), is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 1 large Onion, sliced thinly
  • 200g sliced beef like Shabu Shabu beef (I used minced beef)
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Cooking Sake
  • 2 tablespoon Mirin
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
  • 2 Eggs - beaten
  • 2 Green Onions - finely chopped
  1. Heat oil in the wok or pan over medium heat. When oil is hot, stir-fry onions until wilted.
  2. Add the beef and sprinkle sugar. Cook until browned, then add cooking sake, Mirin, and soy sauce. Reduce the heat and simmer until most of the liquid is gone.
  3. Add eggs all over the meat. Once the eggs are almost cook, remove wok/pan from the heat.
  4. Serve over rice drizzling the sauce over the rice and top with green onions and pickled ginger. 

 Now I can understand why it’s comfort food..


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