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 .....
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 :
roasted seasoned seaweed
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 .