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Gyudon which is slices of beef and onion on top of rice and garnished with pickled ginger in a white bowl, chopsticks and Japanese Kit Kat

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 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb sliced beef (thin) you should be able to find this at your local Asian market
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 4 in ginger peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 1.5 cups water or beef broth
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup sake
  • ½ cup mirin
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • pickled ginger 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
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