Gyudon Recipe - Japanese Beef Bowl

Gyudon Recipe - Japanese Beef Bowl

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This recipe has been posted here for play in Culinary Quest - Japan. Recipe found at website: Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook.

Gyudon (or Beef Donburi/ Beef Bowl) is Japanese comfort food, it can be prepared quickly and it has beef, onion, eggs, and rice in it. In Japan, gyudon is served with a raw egg yolk on top. Since raw eggs are not recommended to be consumed in the U.S., I suggest that you cook the eggs right before serving. This is how my mom served her gyudon, the egg in the recipe is optional.


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2 - 3
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1
    large onion
  • 2
    green onions/scallions
  • 3/4
    lb (12 oz, 340 g) thinly sliced beef
  • 1
    tbsp. oil
  • 2
    tsp. sugar
  • 2
    tbsp. sake
  • 2
    tbsp. mirin
  • 1
    tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3
    large eggs (optional), beaten
  • 3
    cups cooked japanese rice
  • ·
    pickled red ginger for garnish

How to Make Gyudon Recipe - Japanese Beef Bowl


  1. Cut the onion and green onion into thin slices and then cut the meat into small pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat and cook the onions until tender.
  3. Add the meat and sugar and cook until browned.
  4. Add sake, mirin, and soy sauce.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer until most of the liquid is gone.
  6. If adding the egg, slowly and evenly drizzle the beaten egg over the beef. Cook covered until the egg is done. Add the green onion right before removing from the heat.
  7. Place the beef and egg on top of steamed rice and pour desired amount of sauce. Top with pickled red ginger.

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About Gyudon Recipe - Japanese Beef Bowl

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Japanese - Beef

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