Gyudon – Japanese Beef Rice Bowls

Gyudon (牛丼), literally beef bowl, is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavored with dashi (fish and seaweed stock), soy sauce and mirin (sweet rice wine). It also often includes shirataki noodles, and is sometimes topped with a raw egg or a soft poached egg (onsen tamago).

A very popular food in Japan, it is commonly served with beni shōga (pickled ginger), shichimi (ground chili pepper), and a side dish of miso soup. Gyū is the prefix for anything cow-related, and don is short for donburi, the Japanese word for “bowl”. (Wikipedia)


Gyudon is a perfect weeknight meal because it’s quick and easy to make when you have all the right ingredients. We’ve some recipe ideas from our Pinterest GYUDON board for you to check out.






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