Recipe: Yummy Gyū Don

Gyū Don. Gyūdon (牛丼), literally "beef bowl", is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi (fish and seaweed stock), soy sauce and mirin (sweet rice wine). It sometimes also includes shirataki noodles, and is sometimes topped with a raw egg or a soft poached egg (onsen tamago). A very popular food in Japan, it is.

It is so quick to make, tasty and filling – a perfect mid-week family meal. 'Gyū' means 'Beef'. Thinly sliced Beef and Onion simmered in a sweet soy sauce flavoured dashi stock are on top of the rice. 'Gyū Don' is s very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with Beni Shōga (pickled ginger) but it is totally optional. Gyudon (or Beef Bowl) is like a comfort food for Japanese. You can cook Gyū Don using 10 simple ingredients and 5 easy steps. Learn how to achieve it.

Ingredients of Gyū Don

  1. You need of Cooked Rice 4 servings.
  2. It’s 400-500 g of Thinly Sliced Beef.
  3. You need 1-2 of Onion.
  4. You need 1 of small piece Ginger *sliced into thin strips.
  5. Prepare 50-100 g of Harusame (dry thin noodles made from potato or mung bean starch).
  6. It’s 1 cup of Dashi Stock.
  7. Prepare 2 tablespoons of Sugar.
  8. You need 4-5 tablespoons of Soy Sauce.
  9. You need 2-3 tablespoons of Mirin.
  10. You need of Pickled Ginger *optional.

It can be prepared quickly and it has nutritious ingredients like beef, onion, eggs, and rice. I cook this meal when I have full schedule with kids' activities until dinner time. 'Gyū' means 'Beef'. Thinly sliced Beef and Onion simmered in a sweet soy sauce flavoured dashi stock are on top of the rice. 'Gyū Don' is s very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with Beni Shōga (pickled ginger) but it is totally optional. 'Gyū' means 'Beef'. Thinly sliced Beef and Onion simmered in a sweet soy sauce flavoured dashi stock are on top of the rice. 'Gyū Don' is s very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with Beni Shōga (pickled ginger) but it is totally optional.

Gyū Don step by step

  1. Slice Beef and Onions. Ginger needs to be thinly sliced into strips. See ‘How to slice meat thinly’ on Note & Tips page of my website. http://www.hirokoliston.com/notes-tips/.
  2. Heat Dashi Stock, Sugar, Mirin and Soy Sauce in a frypan or a large sauce pan over a medium heat, add Onion and Ginger..
  3. When it’s started boiling, add thinly sliced Beef and cook for 10 to 15 minutes..
  4. Make some room to add Harusame Noodles into the sauce, and cook until the noodles become soft and transparent..
  5. Half fill a bwol with freshly cooked rice and cover it with the Beef mixture. Serve with Pickle Ginger if you like..

Both Shigureni and the topping for Gyū-don are very similar in flavour, and the texture of the beef. They also come with a small amount of sauce. Instead of placing Shigureni on the rice, you can make it a Gyū-don Bento if you pack the rice and the topping just like the way I serve Gyū-don in my recipe Japanese Beef Bowl (Gyū-don). While Gyū-don is a bowl of rice topped with simmered beef and onion, Japanese Beef and Rice is rice cooked with flavoured beef. Three dish names for Japanese Beef and Rice.