One of my family’s favourite dinner menus is ‘Sukiyaki Don’. I often use minced Beef instead of thinly sliced Beef. Because it is easier as thinly sliced Beef is not commonly averrable where I live. This is a simple altered version of it. Tofu is the key ingredient. I always serve this dish with freshly cooked Rice.


4 Servings


1 teaspoon Oil
500g Lean Beef Mince
100-150g Shiitake *OR Shimeji
450g Firm Tofu *torn or cut into small pieces
4 Spring Onions *cut into 4-5cm pieces

1 small piece Ginger *grated
5 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Mirin
1/4 cup Sake (Rice Wine), Dashi Stock OR Water

  1. Combine all the Sukiyaki Sauce ingredients. *Note: For children, use Dashi Stock or Water.
  2. Heat Oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, cook Beef Mince. When it changes colour, add the sauce, and bring to the boil.
  3. Place Tofu Pieces and Spring Onion, and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Stir to combine evenly. Enjoy with freshly cooked Rice.
  4. *Note: You can use medium firm Tofu such as ‘Momen’. As softer type Tofu contains more Water, you would end up having a lot of liquid in the pan. You would better reduce or omit the Sake (Rice Wine) (OR Dashi Stock, Water) to make the Sauce.