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Don Buri – Gyudon (beef)

Gyudon…its a beef in sweet soy sauce serve in a bowl of rice. I remember this was the favorite of my previous boss. We had several revisions before we introduce this product to our customers. We cooked this with lots of onions & leeks…and the outcome is…blockbuster!!! A favorite japanese dish during our time. So I am happy to share you this recipe…Did you know that onions is a powerful anti-septic that is very rich in vitamin A, B & C. It also contains iron & calcium. The high contain of iron in onions makes it beneficial for the treatment of anemia…Onions also called as the “king of vegetables”…

Ingredients: Serves 4-6 bowls

  • 100 gms butter
  • 2 big onions (sliced)
  • 1 stalk of leeks (sliced) – save some for garnishing
  • 500 gms thinly sliced beef
  • 1 cup sprite or soda water
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup kikoman soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • pinch of hondashe
  • 1 sheet of nori (seaweeds) cut strips 
  • pinch of sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolve in 1 cup water
  • Eggs – optional (to be cooked per bowl)


  • Heat butter and saute onions & leeks for 3-5 minutes. Add in beef and stir fry until light brown in color. seasoned with salt & pepper.
  • Add in soda water and boil for 30 minutes using low fire. (stir every 5 minutes)
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients. To cook egg, in a small pan, pour over a gyudon mix then add egg, cover untl egg is cooked. serve in a bowl then garnish with leeks.
  • Enjoy!!!
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