This Japanese rice bowl dish is often served with Wasabi. The sauce is made with Garlic, Butter and Soy Sauce, which is a great combination, and Wasabi matches this sauce. In the western cuisines, Horseradish is often used for Beef dishes. Wasabi has very similar flavour. I definitely enjoy this ‘Beef Steak Don’ with grated Wasabi OR Wasabi pastes, however you may prefer Chilli OR Black Pepper.


2 Servings


200g Beef Steak
Salt & Black Pepper
10g Butter
1 clove Garlic *finely chopped
1 & 1/2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 & 1/2 tablespoons Sake (Rice Wine)
1 Spring Onion
1/2 Avocado
Additional Vegetables *e.g. Carrot, Watercress, Lettuce, etc.
*Note: Today I added Carrot and white parts of Spring Onion cut into fine strips
2 servings warm Cooked Rice
Grated Wasabi OR Wasabi Paste *You may prefer Chilli OR Black Pepper

  1. Season Beef Steak with Salt and Black Pepper fairly well, then drizzle a small amount of Oil over and coat Beef Steak with the Oil.
  2. Heat a frying pan until hot, cook Beef Steak as you like. I cooked it medium rare. When cooked, transfer to a plate and allow to rest.
  3. While the Steak is resting, prepare Vegetables. Finely chop up Spring Onion. Today I cut white parts into fine strips. I also cut a piece of Carrot into fine strips. Avocado can be sliced OR cut into bite-size pieces.
  4. Heat the frying pan over medium heat, add Butter and Garlic. When aromatic, add Soy Sauce and Sake (Rice Wine), and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Slice the rested Beef Steak. Half fill a bowl with warm Cooked Rice, place Vegetables and sliced Steak on the Rice, drizzle with the sauce. Sprinkle with finely chopped Spring Onion, and add some Wasabi, only a small amount.