This Yoshinoya-style Gyudon (牛丼, literally “beef bowl”) with thinly sliced beef and tender sweet onions over a bowl of steaming rice comes together in 15 minutes and is the ultimate Japanese comfort food.
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 onion sliced thin
- 1/2 lbs marbled beef sliced thinly across the grain
- 2 Tbs mirin
- 2 Tbs sake (or water)
- 1 Tbs + 1 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons cooked and shelled edamame (soy beans)
- Add the dashi, white wine, sake, soy sauce, and sugar to a pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Add the onions and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the beef, and turn down the heat to maintain a gentle simmer.
- Cook until the beef is tender (about 10 minutes). Adjust salt to to taste.
- Serve the beef over bowls of hot rice, with some of the cooking liquid poured over the beef and rice.