Beef Donburi (牛丼): A Taste of Japan’s Comfort Food

Introducing Gyudon, often known as Beef Donburi, a searing delight! Be prepared for a flavor extravaganza that will send your taste senses into a frenzy! Imagine tender beef slices that are melt-in-your-mouth scrumptious and drenched in a saucy soy symphony. A mystical concoction of soy sauce, mirin, sake, & dashi works its magic as they simmer with caramelized onions, transforming this bowl of bliss into a flavor explosion that will blow your mind!

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Servings: 6

Beef Donburi (牛丼) Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cooked white rice
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 diced onion
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup beef broth or water
  • 1 lb. sirloin steak or beef steak
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Take a wok and add one tsp of olive oil to it over medium flame. Once the oil is warm enough cook the eggs in it in omelet form and plate it.
  2. When the eggs are cold enough to touch roll it and then cut the eggs crosswise into thin slices.
  3. Then using same wok add one tsp of olive oil & cook the beef in it. After cooking the beef add your chopped vegetables and cook for four to five mins. Stir all the ingredients occasionally. When everything is cooked place remove them from skillet and place them aside to cool.
  4. Mix cornstarch into the beef in a bowl. Warm the leftover oil in the same wok add beef to it then cook for two mins. Add teriyaki sauce, water, and sesame oil to wok and let them simmer for two mins or till the sauce has thicken.
  5. Add in cooked vegetables, sliced omelets, green onions and cilantro to the wok. Stir fry everything for one min.
  6. Once done serve with cooked rice.

Nutritional values

Calories: 193, Carbs: 6g, Protein: 21g, Fats: 9g

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I customize toppings of my Beef Donburi?

Absolutely! Your originality is welcomed at Beef Donburi. Although onions are one of the traditional toppings, you may get creative and add additional items like a soft-boiled egg, thin slices of green onions, pickled ginger, and even crunchy tempura bits. Create your own flavor journey!

Q: Is there a vegan or vegetarian version of Donburi??

Although vegetarian and vegan versions of the original Beef Donburi are also available. Tofu or seitan can be used as a beef alternative, and plant-based components can be used to modify the sauce.

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