Gyudon with onsen tamago

4
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 400g of beef brisket, thinly sliced
  • 300g of onion, sliced
  • 20g of ginger, sliced into matchsticks
  • 120g of soy sauce
  • 120g of mirin
  • 120g of sake
  • 400ml of water
  • 70g of sugar
  • 500g of Japanese short grain rice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 bunch of spring onions, sliced
  • pickled ginger, to serve

Method

1
Start by preparing your rice. Place the rice in a bowl and cover with cold water. Wash the rice gently, then pour away the water. Repeat this step 5 times, then soak the rice in 3 litres of water for 1 hour
  • 500g of Japanese short grain rice
2
Drain the rice in a colander and leave to dry for about 30 minutes
3
Place the rice in a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add 750ml of cold water, then bring to the boil over a medium heat with the lid on. When the water comes to the boil, turn the heat down to the lowest possible setting and cook for 10 minutes
4
Once the 10 minutes is finished, turn the heat off and leave it to steam with the lid still on for another 10 minutes
5
Meanwhile, bring 1l of water to a rolling boil, then turn the heat off. Add 200ml of cold water and lower the eggs gently into the water. Place a lid on the pan and leave the eggs in the water for 12-13 minutes. Once the time is up, carefully transfer the eggs to a bowl of cold water and leave until completely chilled
  • 4 eggs
6
For the gyudon, combine the sliced onion, ginger, soy sauce, mirin, sake, water and sugar in a pot and bring to boil. Add the beef and stir with a chopstick from time to time to separate the slices and make sure they don’t stick together. Turn the heat down low and cover, then cook for 15-20 minutes
  • 120g of sake
  • 120g of soy sauce
  • 120g of mirin
  • 70g of sugar
  • 400g of beef brisket, thinly sliced
  • 300g of onion, sliced
  • 20g of ginger, sliced into matchsticks
  • 400ml of water
7
Give the rice a quick fluffing up by lifting the grains from the bottom to the top a few times, then divide between the bowls. Top with the cooked beef brisket and sauce and finish with a sprinkle of spring onion and some pickled ginger. Serve the onsen tamago on the side
  • 1/2 bunch of spring onions, sliced
  • pickled ginger