Gyu Don (Beef Bowl Over Rice) Recipe – Japanese Cooking

Gyudon is one f the popular dishes in Japan, which literally means “beef bowl”. The main ingredients for this recipe is beef, onion, and rice. This is a very quick and easy dish to prepare. The beef slices and onions are simmered in a soy sauce mixture. This only takes about 20 minutes.

Note – the original video for this recipe is no longer available so we chose another one that got great reviews!


• 12 oz beef chuck (thinly sliced)
• 1 onion (sliced)
• 1 small ginger (grated)
• 1 tbsp soy sauce
• 2 tbsp Mirin
• 2 tbsp Red wine
• 2 tbsp Water
• Bonito flakes
• Steamed rice
• 7-spice hot pepper (optional)


Set a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add soy sauce, mirin, red wine, and water.
Bring to a boil.
Once it boils, add bonito flakes.
Mix until well combined.
Add the thinly sliced beef.
Separate beef slices and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add grated ginger.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the meat changes color.
Add onion.
Cover and let it simmer to cook the onion.
Let it cook until beef is soft.
Serve it over steamed rice.
Sprinkle with 7-spice hot pepper powder.

Gyu Don (Beef Bowl Over Rice) Recipe - Japanese Cooking
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