Thursday, August 16, 2012

Let's make GYUDON!

Today I want to introduce you to a very popular Japanese dish which i like very much and make often. This Japanese dish is called Gyūdon (牛丼) translated as "beef bowl". Gyūdon consists of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce.
It is very tasty! Well, let's start.


Thinly Sliced Beef (Sukiyaki beef)
3g Ginger root (opional)
1 Tbs. Sake (opional)
1/2 Onion
Spring Onion
3 Tbs. Soy Sauce
1 Tbs. Sugar
100ml Water
Cooked steam rice
Eggs (opional)


1. Cut the onion into half inch wedges and separate layers with your fingers.
2. Bring water to a boil. Turn off the burner and parboil the beef. When the beef loses its red color remove the beef onto a plate. DO NOT overcook the beef.
3. In a skillet combine the soy sauce, sake, ginger foot and sugar. When it starts to sizzle add the onion stir well.
4. Once the onion softens pour in the beef and stir for a while.
5. Put steam rice in a bowl. Then put our beef with onions on top. Sprinkle with chopped scallions.


Put an egg into a pot and pour boiling water until the egg is completely covered. Cover with a lid and leave for 20 minutes. Remove the egg and let it cool in ice water. Crack the egg into a small bowl and see how it looks. It should be like soft boiled egg. In Japan, eggs cooked in this way are called Onsen tamago (hot spring egg).

To be honest this is a very simple dish to make that doesn't require too many ingredients. The most important is the beef. I normally try get my hands on good sukiyaki beef (beef for shabu shabu) but i didn't have time to head out into the big city supermarkets. I ended up buying this beef in the local super; which was cheap, but wasn't so good in quality.
Do let me know what you think and hopefully i can make more recipe blogs soon!
Sorry about the lighting in the pictures, there's a storm outside and the lights in my home gives my photos a very bad white balance. haha


  1. Lukian great job, I've been thinking of start to learn how to cook great meals, for my workout & diet purpose, I can't even cook something simple & taste nice, please post more recipe & howto cook, broccoli, sweet potatoes, chicken breast, those healthy foods you know?

  2. Its better if you can make video of it, easier to understand, but careful not to get scaled.

  3. Great post Lukian!
    I'll definitely try the onsen tamago someday! :D

  4. OMG, your making me hungry. I think I'm gonna go into Mong Kok and get me some Vietnamese Pho, followed by some Hong Kong Stylee Congeeeeeeeeee, yeah...\☺/

  5. That's exactly what I'm looking for. A simple but great tasting dish! Nowadays with our hectic schedules, being able to cook up a decent meal is difficult. Thank you for taking the time to post your recipe! Looking forward to reading more!