Gyudon served in a Japanese pottery bowl garnished with red pickled ginger on top
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5 from 11 votes

Gyudon Japanese Beef Bowls

Gyudon, Japanese beef bowl is delicious, and protein-packed Japanese fast food. You can make it authentically at home with step by step photos & a video
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Rice, Rice dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #beef bowl, #gyudon, #Japanese beef rice bowl
Servings: 2 bowls
Calories: 667kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 150 g thinly sliced beef
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbsp red pickled ginger for topping
  • 1 tbsp diagonally and thinly sliced scallion for topping
  • 3 cups cooked Japanese rice *1
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil


  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tsp dashi powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp ginger juice
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • Slice the onion into wedges.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook the onion. 
  • Once the onion becomes translucent, add all the sauce ingredients.
  • Bring it to simmer and add thinly sliced beef and cook about 5 minutes over medium heat. 
  • Once the beef has cooked and the sauce has reduced a bit, remove from the heat. 
  • Serve over a bowl of rice and garnish with scallions and red ginger pickles.



*1 if you can find Japanese rice called "Koshihikari" 


Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 6.3mg