Saturday, November 22, 2008

Japanese Beef Bowl--Gyudon

Yoshinoya is well known for its famous Beef Bowl. This is one of my family's all time favorite meals. Once you gather the supplies, this meal takes only a few minutes to prepare. If you live near any Asian market you can obtain these supplies. In Provo, Many Lands is the place.

The beef should be frozen first so you can slice is paper thin. You only need about 1 pound or less of meat. This steak has nice marbleizing. Pickled ginger really makes this meal a standout. Also I use short or medium grain rice that has been rinsed a time or two to make it stickier.

4 cups steamed Japanese Rice
1 pound paper thin sliced beef
1 onion sliced into thin wedges
1 1/3 cup dashi soup, I buy the granules and use 1/2 teaspoon in hot water
5 tablespoons Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Mirin
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 tsp. sake or sherry (opt.) but worth it
Put dashi, soy sauce, sugar, mirin and sake into a pot. Add onion slices, simmer for about 4 minutes. Add the beef to the pot, simmer only until the beef is cooked. About 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and serve over sticky rice. Garnish with the pickled ginger and the Nanami Togarashi chili seasoning if desired.
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1 comment:

The Blonde Duck said...

Really cool! This is really neat.