Gyudon Recipe

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250 grams sliced beef shortplate (meat for sukiyaki and yakiniku) A pinch of salt
2 tablespoons Cloves Garlic
2 tablespoons
½ onion, thinly sliced English muffin
2 cloves garlic, chopped Green peas
½ piece of ginger, bruised celery/maydonoz
1 teaspoon of powdered mushroom stock meat/kyma
1 teaspoon
¼ cup water Ginger
1 tablespoon cooking oil coarsely chopped

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Gyudon Recipe

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Gyudon is a popular Japanese dish made with thinly sliced beef simmered in a sweet and savory soy-based sauce, served over a bowl of steamed rice. It’s a quick and delicious meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Here’s how to make Gyudon:


  • Thinly Sliced Beef: You can use beef slices specifically labeled for Gyudon or simply slice beef (such as sirloin or ribeye) thinly against the grain.
  • Onion: Thinly sliced onion.
  • Cooked Rice: Steamed white rice for serving.
  • Green Onions: Chopped green onions for garnish.

For the Gyudon Sauce:

  • Soy Sauce: For a salty and savory flavor.
  • Mirin: Sweet rice wine for sweetness.
  • Sugar: White or brown sugar to balance the flavors.
  • Dashi Stock: A Japanese stock made from fish or seaweed. You can use instant dashi or make it from scratch.

Optional Garnishes:

  • Beni Shoga: Pickled red ginger for a tangy kick.
  • Aonori: Dried seaweed flakes for added flavor.
  • Sesame Seeds: Toasted sesame seeds for a nutty aroma.


Here’s how to make Gyudon:

  1. In a medium-sized pan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sugar, and dashi stock. Stir to mix the ingredients well. If you don’t have dashi stock, you can use water as a substitute.
  2. Place the pan over medium heat and bring the sauce to a simmer. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved and the sauce slightly thickens. Remove from heat.
  3. In a separate large skillet or frying pan, add a bit of oil and heat it over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the thinly sliced onions to the skillet and sauté them until they become soft and translucent.
  5. Add the sliced beef to the skillet and stir-fry it with the onions until the beef changes color and is mostly cooked.
  6. Pour the prepared Gyudon sauce over the beef and onions. Stir to coat the beef evenly with the sauce.
  7. Continue to simmer the beef and sauce mixture for a few more minutes until the beef is fully cooked and the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.
  8. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more sugar or soy sauce for a sweeter or saltier taste.

Assembling Gyudon:

  1. Place a serving of steamed rice in a bowl.
  2. Spoon the Gyudon beef and sauce mixture over the rice.
  3. Garnish with chopped green onions and any optional garnishes you like, such as pickled red ginger, dried seaweed flakes, or toasted sesame seeds.
  4. Serve Gyudon hot, and enjoy your delicious Japanese beef bowl!

Gyudon is a comforting and satisfying Japanese dish that’s quick and easy to prepare at home. It’s a great way to enjoy the flavors of thinly sliced beef, sweet and savory sauce, and tender onions over a bed of steamed rice.



How to Make Gyudon:

Heat cooking oil, then sauté the onions, ginger, and garlic until fragrant.


Add a little water, then season with soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and mushroom broth.


Add the beef piece by piece, then stir gently so that it doesn’t break.


Cook until the meat just changes color on both sides so it’s not tough. After that, pick it up.


Serve the beef stir fry over a bowl of hot rice.

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