By: Culinary Frank
Description: Gyudon is well-known as a “fast food” dish in Japan, as it takes only a few minutes to cook from start to finish. By the time your rice cooker’s light go off, your Gyudon will also be ready. Amazing right?
Time to prepare the recipe: 5 minutes
Time to cook: 10 minutes
Duration: 15 minutes
Ingredients: beef short rib, onion, water, soy sauce, mirin, sake, dashi powder, sugar, egg,
This week on “Food Passport”, we continue our journey in Japan with a hassle-free dish that is a perfect fit for your busy schedule. Gyudon will definitely satisfy those of you who crave a home cook meal without a lot of free time on hands. Let’s first find out about it!
Gyudon is similar to Katsudon, as both belong to the Donburi (rice bowl dish) family (somehow the “-don” makes me feel like I am writing about an Italian mafia family haha). Gyudon literally means “bowl of beef” in Japanese, which is simply prepared by cooking thinly sliced beef and onion in a simmering savoury, sweet sauce then served on top of rice. It is well-known as a “fast food” dish in Japan, as it takes only a few minutes to cook from start to finish. By the time your rice cooker’s light go off, your Gyudon will also be ready. Amazing right? So how about forgetting fast food delivery and cook a healthy and delightful Gyudon instead???
If Katsudon is my favourite Donburi, then Gyudon is my wife’s number one pick. She loves it not only because of its beefy flavour, combining with special sauce and running yolk of Onsen Tamago (poached egg), but also because she knows she can bring great pleasure to our dinner with such a simple dish.
(Recipe video below)
Serving 2 people
|Prep time||Cook time|
|5 mins||10 mins|
|Beef Short-rib ( or sliced beef)||500 gm|
|Kikkoman soy sauce||60 ml|
|Dashi powder||1 packet (5g)|
1. Cut onion thinly.
2. Slice beef into thin strips ( it will be easier to slice if you freeze the beef for 1-2 hours before cutting it). If you are using sliced beef packet from the supermarket you can skip this step.
3. Heat up a saute pan, add in measured water, Kikkoman soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, dashi powder and last is onion. Bring everything to the boil then add in your sliced beef. Bring to the boil again then simmer until the beef is cooked.
4. Get your steamed rice ready and your Gyudon is done.
5. You can enjoy Gyudon with a Onsen Tamago ( poached egg) for a perfect combination.
Hope you will enjoy this recipe and happy cooking friends.