Gyu-don (Beef Bowl Donburi)

The donburi is such a popular dish in Japan that there are restaurants devoted to it. This is one of the most common varieties.


Serves: 1

  • 130g rice
  • 100g thinly sliced beef
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • beni shoga (red-pickled ginger)


  • 240ml dashi (soup stock)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Cut the onion into slices (5mm). Cut the beef into bite size pieces (3cm).
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and the beef. Add [A], bring it to the boil, and then lower the heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Place the rice in a bowl, and pour over the cooked topping. Garnish with red pickled ginger.