Have you dined at Maido? If so, gyudon must sound and look familiar to you, as it was one of our most popular dishes along with our okonomiyaki and yakisoba. It's now discontinued (it's been more than a year), but we still get asked about it almost everyday at our restaurant. Those who miss gyudon can now try cooking it at home!
Gyudon is a Japanese don bowl which has a topping of beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi, soy sauce, and mirin over rice. We used to serve it with some picked ginger (just like the picture) as garnish. In Japan, they also serve it with a raw or soft poached egg, scallions, grated cheese, kimchee, and so on. It's more tender and richly delicious when made with wagyu beef.
*If you prefer not to cook, we also offer frozen gyudon pouches from Yoshinoya, a popular gyudon restaurant in Japan, at the store.
Gyudon (4 servings) Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 4 bowls of cooked rice 1 onion 2 packages of washugu beef kiriotoshi 3 tbsp soy sauce 2.5 tbsp cooking sake 1.5 tbsp mirin 2.5 tbsp sugar 13.5 floz. water 2 tsp hondashi powder grated ginger / ginger tube to your liking Optional Ingredients: Your favorite garnishes such as pickled ginger, raw/porched jidori eggs, scallions, grated cheese, kimchee etc. Directions:
Slice the onion into wedges.
Quickly blanch the beef in hot water to remove the smell. Then, drain the boiled beef in a colander. If you cook the beef without soaking it, the entire dipping sauce will smell like meat.
Add all seasonings (soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar, water, dashi, and grated ginger) into the pot.
Place the boiled beef and onions in a pot and carefully remove any scum that comes out.
Once the scum is gone, turn the heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes, then it's done!
Serve over rice and top with your favorite garnish if desired.
We recommend our Washu Beef Kiriotoshi for Gyudon.
Yoshinoya, Gyudon Topping Beef with Onion in Sauce, 6 oz.
Can't make it to the store? Maido! offers online grocery shopping with options for curbside pickup and home delivery!*
We also offer housewares, stationery, and gifts available at the store, and our online store, Maido! Kairashi Shop, where you can place your order for shipping or store pickup!
*Some restrictions may apply.
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