Cookbook:Gyudon (Japanese Beef and Rice Bowl)

Gyudon (Japanese Beef and Rice Bowl)
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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. Cover the eggs in boiling water, and let them sit for 20 minutes so they are soft inside and not hard. Carefully peel off the shell.
  2. Boil the beef and drain the water.
  3. Combine sake, mirin, soy sauce, and sugar in a frying pan. Stir over at medium heat.
  4. Add beef and cook. Before all the sauce evaporates, remove the beef.
  5. Add water, dashi, grated ginger, and onions to the sauce. Cover and boil.
  6. Mix in the beef.
  7. Put the steamed rice in a bowl, and top with the sauced meat.
  8. Arrange the soft egg and pickled ginger on top. Top with scallions and shichimi seasoning.

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