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tekka don

Tekka Don – The Ultimate Japanese Tuna Bowl

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 bowls 1x
  • Category: Rice
  • Method: Marinating
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Low Calorie


With a handful of ingredients, and 10 minutes of actual cooking, you can easily make this iconic tekka don recipe at home. You’re going to love this authentic Japanese tuna bowl!


Units Scale
  • 200g sushi grade tuna
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sake
  • 2 teaspoons mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dashi powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cups freshly cooked, slightly warm or room temperature, Japanese short grain rice
  • 1 sheet nori (about 4g), shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
  • 4 shiso leaves, shredded
  • Sesame seeds, to sprinkle on top


  1. Slice the tuna into ¼-inch to ½-inch thick strips, or into bite size pieces.
  2. Mix the soy sauce, sake, mirin, dashi powder, and sesame oil in a bowl. Add the sliced tuna and gently toss to coat each piece. Let sit for 30 minutes.
  3. Divide the rice among 2 bowls and top with shredded nori. Add the tuna, scallions, and shiso leaves, and sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top. 
  4. Pour the leftover marinade among the two bowls and serve immediately. 


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 417
  • Sugar: 1.1g
  • Sodium: 918.9mg
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.9g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 29.6g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
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