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Gyudon Recipe (Japanese Beef Bowl)

Japanese Beef Bowl Gyudon - easy & delicious simmered beef with onion, soy sauce and rice. Takes 15 minutes to make.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Gyudon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 374 kcal


  • Water for boiling
  • 1/2 lb thinly sliced beef for sukiyaki, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chopped scallion
  • Beni shoga


  • 1 tablespoon Mizkan, Bonito Flavored Soup Base
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Mizkan Honteri Mirin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Turn off the heat and add the beef into the water, and immediately scoop them out with a strainer and set aside. DO NOT overcook the beef. Discard the water.

  2. Mix all the ingredients in the sauce in a small bowl. Stir to combine well.

  3. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and add the oil. Add the onions and grated ginger and saute until the onion becomes soft. Add the beef and the Sauce into the skillet, stir to combine well. Stir the beef and onion a few times and turn off the heat.

  4. Fill the rice bowls with steamed rice and top the simmered beef on top of the rice. Garnish with some chopped scallion and beni shoga. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

By scalding the beef with hot boiling water, the beef is clean with no white foamy bits. You will notice that the water will turn brownish with residue in the water. If you can’t find thinly sliced beef, buy the ribeye, freeze it and slice with very sharp knife. The key is to slice the beef really thin.

Nutrition Facts
Gyudon Recipe (Japanese Beef Bowl)
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 343mg15%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.