It is a bowl of rice topped with beef, soy sauce and onions. Let’s check out its method of preparation.


  • 1 small onion, slivered (about 4 ounces; 120g)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) homemade dashi, or the equivalent in Hondashi
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) dry sake
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (12g) sugar, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 pound (225g) thinly shaved beef ribeye or chuck steak (see note above)
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) grated fresh ginger
  • Salt

To Serve

  • 2 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 poached eggs (optional)
  • Sliced scallions
  • Beni-shoga
  • Togarashi


1. Combine onion, dashi, sake, soy sauce, and sugar in a medium saucepan or saucier and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

2. Add beef and cook, stirring until beef is cooked through and liquid has reduced down to an intensely flavored broth, about 5 minutes. Stir in ginger and simmer for 1 minute longer. Adjust seasoning with salt and sugar to taste.

3. Divide rice between 2 to 3 bowls and top with beef and sauce mixture. Garnish each bowl with a poached egg (if using), sliced scallions, beni-shoga, and togarashi. Serve immediately.