New Trend in Japan.. Wasabi Donburi?

Posted February 25th, 2014 in Food, Japan 4 Comments »

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When you hear the word “donburi” you’d imagine many kinds of donburi dishes… oyako-donburi, ten-don (tempura-donburi), una-don (unagi-donburi), katsu-don (katsu donburi), kaisen-donburi etc etc.  There are many types of donburi dishes in Japan and I can’t count how many…

Donburi is one of the quick and easy dish you can have at restaurants or home – and has been one of the most popular lunch menu for office workers to grab during the short lunch break.

My favourite is oyako-donburi!! …but I also like ten-don, una-don….  hmmm writing this makes me really really hungry!!

Now, in Japan, there is a new kind of donburi dish called “wasabi donburi”.   It sounds like something you’d have to eat as a penalty of the game :p  But it appears to  be delicious!

As the name indicates, the key item is wasabi.  Wasabi donburi actually is a very simple dish – just a bowl of steamed rice, katsuo-bushi (bonito flakes), wasabi and soy sauce.

fresh wasabi


Sounds weird??  If you love wasabi you must try this!!

You will need fresh block of wasabi for this dish.

Imagine this…

Freshly steamed rice in a bowl.

Sprinkle katsuo-bushi.

Freshly grate wasabi and place on top of rice.

Pour the best quality soy sauce..

wasabi donburi

And eat as you mix the wasabi into rice…

Hmmmm it does sound yummy to me!!


4 Comments on “New Trend in Japan.. Wasabi Donburi?”

  1. 1 Jessica said at 7:07 pm on February 26th, 2014:

    The donburi looks yummy! Can we get fresh wasabi in perth?

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 12:51 pm on February 27th, 2014:

    I’ve never seen a block of fresh wasabi root in Perth, but apparently it is available in Australia.
    I found this website which delivers fresh wasabi Australia wide ↓
    Growing fresh wasabi needs super clean water and good environment, and I think Tasmania could achieve that 🙂

  3. 3 Jessica said at 11:04 pm on February 28th, 2014:

    I did check the website but. It doesn’t say if they have Perth distributor. Thank you for the info!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 3:05 pm on March 2nd, 2014:

    It says they deliver wasabi products Australia wide 🙂
    I want to try them sometime!

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