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Gyu-don | Simmered beef over the rice

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Do you like Wagyu (Japanese beef)? I DO! Actually, I am not a big meat eater but I enjoy Gyu-don because I use good quality Japanese beef. As you see, the main ingredients are beef and onion. So simple. There are so many gyu-don shops here in Japan. For me, Gyu-don is a comfort and satisfying fast food. The cooking process of this dish is very simple. Please choose the good quality beef as much as possible and simmer until the sauce and the juice from beef and onion all blend. In this recipe, I put mitsuba leaves on top. This is a Japanese parsley and has unique minty flavor. To add extra flavor (and happiness!), I recommend to add soft-boiled or seasoned egg on top. If you are interested in making the seasoned egg, please check here. Enjoy Gyu-don!

Ingredients (2 servings):

2 Bowls Japanese rice *Cooked rice
200g Japanese beef *Thinly sliced
½ (100g) Onion
¼ Ginger

1 Cup (200ml) Water
4 Tbsp (60ml) Soy sauce
¼ Cup  (50ml) Sake
¼ Cup (50ml) Mirin
3 Tbsp (45ml) Sugar

<Choice of Toppings>
Mitsuba(=Japanese parsley)
Pickled red ginger
Seasoned egg / Soft boiled egg
Shichimi-togarashi (=seven herbs)


1. Cut the onion into wedges. Thinly slice the ginger.
2. Place (A) in a pan and add onion and ginger with medium heat.
3. Add beef and separate them with using chopsticks. Bring to a boil and take out the scum.
4. Then, reduce the heat with medium-low flame and simmer for 20 minutes.
5. Place the beef and onion with the sauce on a bowl of rice. Garnish the toppings.

Memo :
1. Are you looking for Japanese kitchenwares and cooking tools? Please visit our online store!
2. Would you like to cook many more recipes? Download Free recipe app from here! “Recipe by YJC

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