Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Japanese Food: Gyudon (Beef Bowl)

A beef bowl is called “gyudon” in Japanese. “Gyu” means beef and don is short for “donburi” which is food served on top of rice in a bowl. There are many gyudon restaurants in Japan and it is very popular, especially for men. It’s kind of like fast food, but much healthier. Many gyudon restaurants are open for 24 hours, and men typically go there after a night of drinking.


: 2 servings


 25 minutes


=1/2 lb sliced beef (sukiyaki style if you can find it)
=1 medium onion (sliced)
=2 bowls of steamed rice


=1 tsp hon- dashi (soup stock powder)
=3 tbsp soy sauce
=2 tbsp sake
=2 tbsp sugar
=1 tsp granted ginger


=Place hon-dashi, sliced onion, and 1 cup of hot water in a medium saucepan
=Boil, then simmer for 6 minutes over medium heat
=Add mixed spices (soy sauce, sake, sugar, ginger) and beef
=Boil, then simmer on medium heat (covered) for 12 minutes
=Serve gyudon atop a bowl of steamed rice, along with some liquid from the saucepan (adjust to your preference, but it shouldn’t be soupy)

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