Gyudon (Japanese beef bowl)

japanese beef bowl

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This is an easy traditional Japanese gyudon recipe you’ll be sure to make again and again!


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  • 1 pound lean beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 small onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 thumb size ginger, peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 810 mushrooms, sliced into strips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 cups dashi broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, plus an additional 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 1 teaspoon sake (optional)


  1. Put beef in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes (this makes it easier to slice).
  2. In a large deep pan, turn the heat to medium high and add oil and ginger strips. After one minute, add onions and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they are translucent. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes. Add the dashi broth, soy sauce, sugar, mirin and sake, and bring to a boil.
  3. Take beef out and with a knife, slice the beef as thinly as you can against the grain. Add to the pan, lower the heat a little and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. You will be left with quite a bit of sauce/soup. This is going to be very strong in flavor so only use a teeny bit to drizzle on top.
  5. This is best served over a bowl of Japanese rice and seasoned with Ichimi or Shichimi (both are red pepper flakes).


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