Japanese  Beef

Gyunegi-don (bowl of rice topped with beef and green onion)

Cooking time: Approx. 10 minutes

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Gyunegi-don is a meal arranged with gyu-don (bowl of rice topped with cooked beef) as its original, which is the most popular donburi (bowl of rice) menu. It is grilled, not cooked with soup. The simple flavor enhances the deliciousness of beef, and the texture of green onion also adds a good kick. To our surprise, this menu was originally a staff meal at Japanese Black Beef restaurant Gyumasa, a popular restaurant in Miyagi in Tohoku region. Because it is for busy staff, the cooking time is very short and ingredients are simple. You will enjoy cooking this delicious ‘staff’ menu.

Ingredients(Serves 2)

  • steamed rice, as desired
  • 300g sliced beef
  • 1/2 green onion, chopped


  • a bit of sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp umami seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp grated garlic
  • pinch of pepper


  1. 1.Add all the seasonings into a bowl and mix them.
  2. 2.Mix chopped green onion and the seasoning from step 1, and cover sliced beef with it. Rest it.
  3. 3.Grill step 2 and serve it on top of a bowl of rice. Sprinkle chopped long green onion (banno-negi) and sesame as desired.

provided the recipeJapanese Black Beef Gyumasa (Sendai-shi, Miyagi Prefecture)

*This is an exclusive recipe for this guidebook, and it is not available at a restaurant.