Cookbook:Gyudon (Japanese Beef and Rice Bowl)

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Gyudon (Japanese Beef and Rice Bowl)
Category Japanese recipes

Gyudon, often literally translated as 'beef bowl', is a Japanese dish consisting of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi, soy sauce, and mirin. It also often includes shirataki noodles. Gyudon is a very popular food in Japan, and it is commonly served with beni shōga (pickled ginger), shichimi seasoning, and a side dish of miso soup. Gyū means "cow" or "beef", and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for "bowl".



  1. Cut the onion into wedges and separate.
  2. Grate ginger, and chop the scallions.
  3. Cover two eggs in hot water and let them sit for 20 minutes so they are soft inside and not hard.
  4. Boil the beef and drain the water.
  5. Put sake, mirin, soy sauce and sugar into a frying pan.
  6. Stir it at medium heat, add beef.
  7. Before all sauce evaporates, remove the beef.
  8. Add water, dashi, grated ginger and onions.
  9. Cover cook and boil.
  10. Mix in the beef, and stir together.
  11. Put the steamed rice in a bowl and put the sauced meat on top.
  12. Put the soft egg and pickled ginger on top.

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