Tekka Don - The Ultimate Japanese Tuna Bowl

The best rice bowl – loaded with plenty of marinated tuna sashimi, nori and shiso leaves. Tekka don is the ultimate donburi! With a handful of ingredients, and 10 minutes of actual cooking, I’ll teach you how to easily make this iconic Japanese tuna bowl at home.

What is Tekka Don?

Tekka don (鉄火丼) is a Japanese rice bowl topped with tuna sashimi that has been marinated in a savory/sweet mixture of sake, soy sauce and mirin. Typical garnishes include thinly sliced nori and shiso leaves, chopped scallions and sesame seeds.

Key Ingredients:

Sashimi-grade Tuna Soy Sauce, Sake and Mirin Dashi Powder Nori


Slice the tuna sashimi into strips that are 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, depending on your preference. Mix the soy sauce, mirin, sake, sesame oil and dashi powder in a bowl and stir well. Add the tuna slices to the bowl and gently toss to ensure each piece is evenly coated. Let the tuna and sauce sit for 30 minutes. Divide your rice into two bowls and top with shredded nori. Then add the marinated tuna and top with chopped scallions and shiso leaves. Sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top. Pour an equal amount of any leftover marinade over the top of each bowl and serve immediately.





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