Quick Beef Bowl

Posted April 17th, 2011 in Food 3 Comments »

Beef donburi, gyu-don, is one of Japanese popular donburi dish.  I’m sure you sometimes order this  at Japanese restaurants (if you like beef).

Normally, gyu-don is simmered beef and onion dish in sweet soy sauce flavoured dashi broth. This recipe, however, doesn’t require dashi broth and simmering process. It’s more like a stir-fried dish (with plenty of sauce/broth/juice from the beef and onions).  It’s a quick meal, and taste great 🙂

<Quick Beef Bowl>  serves 4~8

  • 500g beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 onions (medium size)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs sake (cooking wine)
  • 2 tbs mirin
  • 2 tbs soy sauce


  1. Slice the onions and garlic thinly.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a sauce pan.  Add garlic and onion, and stir-fry until the onions are almost transparent.
  3. Add beef, and cook for 2~3 minutes.  Add sugar, sake, mirin and soy sauce.
  4. Turn down the heat to low, and cook further 5 minutes.


Enjoy with steamed rice and some vegetables!

3 Comments on “Quick Beef Bowl”

  1. 1 Jun said at 11:35 pm on April 19th, 2011:

    This entry made me miss the cheap gyudons in Japan! すきや牛丼!

  2. 2 Ilysse said at 7:53 am on August 19th, 2011:

    I made this tonight for dinner. It was very good and very easy to make. I didn’t have sake so I used cooking sherry. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I put away the meat I took out to defrost and took out meat for this as soon as I saw it and I’m glad I did. I served it with a salad. Wonderful! I can’t wait to try the other recipes here.

  3. 3 umepontarou said at 10:03 am on August 19th, 2011:

    Hi Ilysee

    Glad you liked it! 🙂 Your comment made me want to eat this tonight, hehe.

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