‘Gyū’ means Beef. Thinly sliced Beef and Onion simmered in a sweet soy sauce flavoured dashi stock on top of the rice. ‘Gyū Don’ is s very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with Beni Shōga (pickled ginger). Probably every family has its own recipe. I used to add Shirataki (Konnyaku Noodles) but my children prefer Harusame Noodles in this dish. Some people place a soft poached egg on top. Please create your own ‘Gyū Don’.
Cooked Rice 4 servings
Thinly Sliced Beef 400 to 500g
Onion 1 to 2
Ginger 1 small piece *sliced into thin strips
Harusame (Dry Noodles made from potato or mung bean starch) 50 to 100g
Dashi Stock 1 cup
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Soy Sauce 4 to 5 tablespoons
Mirin 2 to 3 tablespoons
Pickled Ginger *optional
- Slice Beef and Onions. Ginger needs to be thinly sliced into strips. See ‘How to slice meat thinly’ on Note & Tips page.
- Heat Dashi Stock, Sugar, Mirin and Soy Sauce in a frypan or a large sauce pan over a medium heat, add Onion and Ginger.
- When it’s started boiling, place thinly sliced Beef on top the Onion, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Make some room to add Harusame Noodles into the sauce, and cook until the noodles turn transparent.
- Half fill a bwol with freshly cooked rice and cover it with the Beef mixture. Serve with Pickle Ginger if you like.