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
- Steamed Rice
- Cut the onion into wedges and separate.
- Grate ginger, and chop the scallions.
- Cover two eggs in hot water and let them sit for 20 minutes so they are soft inside and not hard.
- Boil the beef, and drain the water.
- Put sake, mirin, soy sauce and sugar into a fry pan.
- Stir it at medium heat, add beef.
- Before all sauce evaporates, remove the beef.
- Add water, dashi, grated ginger and onions.
- Cover cook, and boil.
- Mix in the beef, and stir together.
- Put the steamed rice in a bowl and put the sauced meet and top.
- Put the soft egg and pickled ginger on top.