Japanese Style Garlic Steak

Posted March 7th, 2009 in Food 6 Comments »

I try to eat red meat often as I have very law blood pressure and need to eat iron rich food.  I seldom ate beef when I was in Japan, but now I eat them a lot as they are pretty cheap in Australia (oz beef) and healthy.  (Japanese beef got marbled fat, so they are high in calorie and fat)  Some people say that red meat is very dry and tough, but I actually like it.  When you eat tough food, you need to chew and it strengthen your jaw.  You can cook meat medium or medium-rare if you like it moist.

If you go to Japanese restaurant here you might find a menu “teriyaki beef”.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is no such food “teriyaki beef” in Japan.  In Japan we’d call it “steak” or “yakiniku”, maybe.  Japanese steak is often eaten with steamed rice.  The sauce is soy sauce based, and most of the time it’s flavored with garlic.

It’s very easy to cook.  Well, it’s a steak: you basically just need to grill the meat.  What you can do to make it Japanese style (wafu) is the sauce.  It’s also easy to make too.

<Garlic Steak>

  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs sake (cooking wine)
  • 1 clove garlic
If you are cooking the steak in a frying-pan
  1. Slice garlic.  Place 1 tsp of oil in a pan and sliced garlic.  Turn on the heat and cook them till crisp and lightly brown.  Take the garlic chips out from the pan and set aside.
  2. Season the meat, and grill in the same pan.  Arrange the cooked steak on a serving plate.
  3. Pour soy sauce and sake into the pan and bring to boil.  Add garlic chips, and turn off the heat.  Pour the sauce over steak.
If you are grilling the meat using grill plate/BBQ
You can make the sauce separately.  Cook garlic chips in a frying-pan, and take them out from the pan.  Add soy sauce and sake to the pan and bring to boil.  Add garlic chips to the sauce.

6 Comments on “Japanese Style Garlic Steak”

  1. 1 Ai said at 9:05 am on March 20th, 2009:

    Mmm… I’ll make this for my hubby too.. I’m Muslim so I can’t have the sake, but he can lol.♡

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 3:36 pm on March 20th, 2009:

    I didn’t know Muslim people cannot have sake. Can you tell me why? Is it because of the ingredients?

    I think he will like it 🙂

  3. 3 Bishonencam said at 7:05 pm on May 18th, 2009:

    I’m gonna make this right now!
    Wish me luck! ^_^

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 11:22 pm on May 18th, 2009:

    I hope it turns out alright 🙂

  5. 5 Ligaya said at 2:43 pm on April 11th, 2011:

    Hello Ume San,

    I was browsing through your amazing list of recipes today and decided to try your Japanese Style Garlic Steak for lunch today. So yummy! Thank you for sharing! 😀

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 5:48 am on April 12th, 2011:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Ligaya.
    Glad to hear you liked the Jap garlic steak recipe! It’s so easy, isn’t it? 🙂

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