Gyudon ~Cook Japanese food in Denmark~

Gyudon! It’s a Beef Bowl!
It’s one of Japanese soul foods – in the West people eat pizza. Middle East eats kebab. Japan eats Gyudon!
This is easy and perfect for busy people who want to eat Japanese food, because all you need to do is slice and boil. Done!!!!!!!!

So…. Let’s go! (right-Gyudon / left – Miso soup.)

Japanese Gyudon Recipe

Ingredients & Preparation —for 2 persons

1.   200g Beef.  – buy fatty meat!!  fat fat fat

It’s hit and miss to buy really tender beef, but I try to buy ones that has more fat in it. Try to avoid pure red beef… usually it turns out to be dry and hard.

2. Vegetables

  • 1 Onion
  • 1 spring onion

3. Simmering Soup

  • 2 tbs soy sauce – remember, it HAS to be Japanese soy sauce.
  • 100ml Water
  • 1 tbs Sugar
  • 1 tbs Sake *
  • 1 tbs Mirin **
  • 1/2 tsp Dashi *** 

*Sake – you can use white wine or skip it. Though best is to use Sake. This sake is especially for cooking, costs about 52dkk. Good to have one.

**Mirin- if you don’t have it, then add a bit more sugar instead. If you make more Japanese food, I strongly recommend to always have Soy Sauce, Mirin, Sake. They are the essentials of Japanese cuisine, we use that all the time.

***Dashi – skip if you don’t have it. But again, makes difference if you add this or not, so recommend to have it if you make more Japanese food.

4. Beni-shouga

It’s pickled young ginger. It’s really good to have together with Gyudon. Apart from Gyudon, you can use it for Okonomiyaki, Yakisoba …etc.  But if you don’t have it, you can skip.

5. Shichimi.
Chili Spices. Optional.


  • 1 deep pot for simmering

!!!!!!!  Before Cooking, make sure you cook rice first.!!!!!!!!! 

Let’s COOK!!!!! 

STEP1: Thin Slice the meat and Vegetables.

STEP 2: Put 4 ingredients into pot. But don’t turn on the heat yet.

Add soy sauce, sugar, mirin, water.

Adding Dashi too, if you have it

STEP 3: Put onions first, and beef.

Put onions first. Simmer until soft. Then add beef.

Simmer all the way! Until all cooked.

STEP 4: Done!!!!!!

Rice first.

aaaad meat & onions.

– give a bit of sauce too, it’s damn good.

STEP 5: Give more love to your gyudon!

Here I’ve put some beni souga and green onions.

Wanna be more wild?

Give an Raw Egg!!!!!! yeaaaaaa   No joke. It’s a very popular way to eat Gyuton with Raw Egg in Japan. To me, Gyudon isn’t complete without an egg!


Add Shichimi. Now I am ready to go to heaven.

Well. If you wanna be more lazy, skip soup making, just add already-sauce-mixture.
Gyudon Seasoning

Instant Miso Soup – you only need to mix hot water!  This is Wakame Seaweed. Yum!

I hope I made you guys hungry enough that you have to make it soon 😉


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