Author Elfie V
Elfie V.

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

One of the popular Japanese dishes that have a unique and delicious taste, which is liked by many people.
Easy to cook and delicious Beef Bowl Yoshinoya.

Beef Bowl Yoshinoya is a famous Beef Bowl dish from Yoshinoya restaurant, it's very popular with many people. Gyudon comes from Japanese which means Beef Bowl. Beef Bowl Yoshinoya dish can be served with warm rice, eggs, vegetables, and other side dishes. The part of the cow that is used to cook this dish is the short plate (beef plate) or the beef belly. A short plate can also be called brisket, usually, this part is long and usually cut into thin slices. The main ingredients used to make Beef Bowl Yoshinoya are Japanese soy sauce (shoyu), sweet sake (Japanese mirin), and dashi stock. There are 2 types of dashi stock, the first type is Kombu Dashi which is made from vegan ingredients such as kelp/seaweed, or you can also mix shiitake mushrooms and seaweed. The second type of dashi is the original dashi, which is often used to cook Japanese dishes made from bonito flakes (katsuobushi), dried shrimp, roasted soybeans, etc. If you don't have Japanese soy sauce (shoyu), you can replace the shoyu with regular soy sauce. Likewise, for sweet sake (Japanese mirin), you can replace it with sweet sauce. By combining these 3 main ingredients, you can make Beef Bowl Yoshinoya at home. Here's a recipe and how to make an easy Beef Bowl Yoshinoya using simple main ingredients.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 30 minute(s)


  • 250g short plate beef (shabu-shabu beef)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp sweet sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 50 ml water


  • Fried/boiled eggs
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced and boiled
  • Cucumber
  • Chili powder (cajun)



Saute garlic and onions with oil until fragrant.

Step 1 of cooking Beef Bowl Yoshinoya.

Put in the short plate beef one by one, then stir until the meat is brown.

Step 2 of cooking Beef Bowl Yoshinoya.

Add water, sweet sauce, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Cook until the water is reduced and make sure it tastes as desired.

Step 3 of cooking Beef Bowl Yoshinoya.

Prepare the fried eggs, boiled carrot and cucumber, and chili powder. Yoshinoya's beef bowl is ready to be served with warm rice.

Step 4 of cooking Beef Bowl Yoshinoya.

Author Elfie V
Elfie V.

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

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