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Monday, March 10, 2014

Yoshinoya-style gyudon / Japanese beef and rice bowl


I've spent most of my time yesterday googling Japanese beef rice bowl recipe . There are so many variations online that I was getting cross-eyed of what recipe to try . I never really thought that this dish is so easy to make and can't help but said out loud ,  why didn't I make it before ? 

I think some of you have already eaten at Yoshinoya . It's a popular Japanese fast food chain with branches all over the world . Beef bowl is their bestseller . I love eating there , the food is filling and cheap to boot ! Hey , I'm always on a budget lol 

Making this dish straightforward . Depending on what cut of beef you're using , cooking time varies . I used the cut of beef that I usually use for stir fries , the cut that is also use when doing hot pot . It's thin and has a good marbling and really good for this kind of dish .


This dish calls for dashi granules ( some recipe use dashi stock ) but since I don't have it , I used chicken powder instead .

If you wonder if it tastes like the beef rice bowl of Yoshinoya .....

Definitely ! 


Please check original recipe @ Cookpad 

Serves 2 to 4 

300 ml water
1/2 teaspoon chicken powder
1  onion , cut into 1 cm slices
300 grams thinly-sliced beef  
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons cooking sake 
2 tablespoons mirin
1 tablespoon raw sugar
generous teaspoon finely grated ginger 

To serve :

shichimi 
pickled ginger 
roasted seasoned seaweed
onsen egg

cooked Japanese rice 



* In a  saucepan , pour in the water then add in chicken powder and onion , let boil and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes .  Add in the 2 soy sauce , cooking sake , mirin and  sugar , let boil again and add in the beef . Stir well to combine and cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes . Add in the grated ginger and cook for another minute . 

* Take off heat and spoon over rice ( or noodles ) . Sprinkle with shichimi and top with pickled ginger . Or make a beef rice bowl with seaweed slices and onsen egg .

18 comments :

  1. Se ve increìble su preparaciòn de carne sabroso y contundente plato,saludos y abrazos

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  2. Hi Anne! I love eating (and making) this rice bowl dish too. Fast, easy and best of all delicious! I like pouring a beaten egg over the beaf slices when the beef is almost done, which also means just one pan to wash for a meal :)))

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    1. Ade , beaten egg sounds good as well !

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  3. The recipe looks so simple and tasty, though I would love to try it with chicken or some other meat!

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    1. Bal , I don't know if it'll work with chicken but just try it ! Or you can make chicken teriyaki as your rice topping , Yoshinoya has that on their menu ;D

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  4. Anne, your gyudon is definitely a perfect meal...specially as beef is most preferred meat choice in our household. Thank you for sharing this recipe:) BTW...your bowl is a beauty...I'm trying my best to stop envying...!

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    1. Annie , the bowl's pretty , right ?! And it's blue , a good color for food shots lol

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  5. your pictures are always so wonderful, like from a good cook book!

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    1. Ola , ha ! Almost all of my photos before are quiet embarrassing , heck , even some of the current ones :P :D

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  6. 哇赛!!!丰富得不得了哇,我恨不得是你家的座上宾呢:)

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  7. Mmmm.... looks so delicious! I love beef bowl too. Always have at least one or two in a month.

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  8. You really do present the most tantalizing meals, Anne. I could jump into that rice bowl with no problem and enjoy every morsel! Thank you so much for sharing...

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  9. Hi Anne,
    I'm heading over to your house for dinner! Looks really delicious!
    And I like your pretty blue bowl!!

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  10. Easy peasy that even I can cook:D but no mirin and sake:P ok, just "eat yours" for now:D

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  11. i believe that this will be good with chicken too! very delicious looking!

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  12. Hi Anne, your bowl of rice is calling my name. LOL Look so appetizing and please.... I need 2 bowl. hahaha

    Best regards.

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