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Category: Japanese recipes
Difficulty: Easy

Gyudon is often literally translated into English as beef bowl. It is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl 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. Gyudon is a very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with beni shōga (pickled ginger), shichimi, and a side dish of miso soup. Gyū means "cow" or "beef", and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for "bowl".


  • 200g thinly sliced beef
  • 1/2 onion
  • 5 grams ginger
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 100 millimeters water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dashi
  • 2 eggs
  • beni shōga
  • Shichimi
  • Scallions
  • Steamed Rice


  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 fry 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 meet and top.
  12. Put the soft egg and pickled ginger on top.

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