Beef bowl (Gyudon)

A beef bowl is called "gyudon" in Japanese. "Gyu" means beef and don is short for "donburi" which is food served on top of rice in a bowl. There are many gyudon restaurants in Japan and it is very popular, especially for men. It's kind of like fast food, but much healthier. Many gyudon restaurants are open for 24 hours, and men typically go there after a night of drinking.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 20 minutes


  • 0.4lb of sliced beef
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 2 bowls of steamed rice

  • 1 tsp hon-dashi(soup stock powder)
  • 6 tsp soy sauce
  • 4 tsp sake
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp granted ginger

  1. Add hon-dashi and sliced onion in 2 cups of hot water in the saucepan
  2. After the water boils, cook for 6 minutes on medium heat
  3. Add mixed spices (soy sauce, sake, sugar, ginger) and beef in the saucepan and cook on high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and after it boils cover and simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Serve it a bowl of steamed rice with soup in the saucepan

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