Sometimes, I crave this ‘Donburi’ (Rice Bowl) dish that is called ‘Zuke Don’ in Japanese. It’s Marinated Sashimi Rice Bowl and commonly Tuna Sashimi is used, but I sometimes use Salmon Sashimi. Sashimi grade fish are not commonly available where I live. Only Salmon and/or Tuna Sashimi are sometimes available from a fish shop. If Sashimi is available where you live, why don’t you try this?


1 Serving


100 to 150g Tuna Sashimi
1 serving Freshly Cooked Short Grain Rice *OR Sushi Rice
1/2 sheet Nori (Seaweed Sheet) *toasted, torn into small pieces
1/2 Spring Onion *finely chopped
Toasted Sesame Seeds


1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Mirin
1/2 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)

  1. Cut the block of Tuna into 7-8mm thick slices if not sliced yet. Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl, add Tuna slices and marinate for about 20 minutes.
  2. *Note: Mirin and Sake are alcoholic. You may wish to boil the marinade first. Make sure the marinade is cool when you add Tuna.
  3. Half fill a bowl with freshly cooked Short Grain Rice (*OR Sushi Rice), scatter 1 tablespoon of the marinade over the rice, cover with Nori, then place the marinated Tuna slices.
  4. Sprinkle with Spring Onion and Toasted Sesame Seeds, and top with some Wasabi.