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Easy and Delicious Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowl

Incredible bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with ingredients including sake, soy sauce and mirin. The finishing touch is some pickled ginger on top. What more do you need?! :-)
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 servings


  • 250 g sliced beef (thin) you should be able to find this at your local Asian market
  • 1/2-3/4 onion sliced thinly
  • 2 in ginger peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 200 ml water or beef broth
  • 50 ml soy sauce
  • 50 ml sake
  • 50 ml mirin
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • pickled giner for garnish - as much as you want!!


  • Slice onion and ginger thinly.
  • Put sliced onion, ginger, sake, water, mirin, sugar, and soy sauce in pan, and put it over middle heat and bring it to boil
  • Add sliced beef, lower the heat, and boil it down for about 10 min.
  • Serve rice in a “Donburi” bowl, put simmered beef over it, and decorate the dish with some pickled ginger
Keyword beef bowl