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Easy Wagyu Donburi Recipe

This simple yet exquisite rice bowl showcases the unparalleled richness and tenderness of thinly sliced Wagyu beef, harmoniously married with a delectable tare glaze.

As each slice of marbled perfection meets the warmth of Japanese rice, this Wagyu Donburi promises an experience that transcends ordinary meals. Brace yourself for a symphony of flavors that elevate the humble rice bowl to an indulgent affair, bringing the essence of Wagyu to your home kitchen.


Serving: 2


For the Wagyu Beef

  • 300g Wagyu beef slices (sirloin or ribeye), thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger


For the Donburi Bowl

  • 2 cups cooked Japanese rice
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger (optional, for serving)
  • Toasted sesame seeds (for garnish)
  • Nori strips (seaweed strips, for garnish)


For the Tare Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon sugar



Prepare the Tare Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar for the tare sauce.
  2. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Allow it to cool.


Marinate the Wagyu Beef

  1. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, and grated ginger to create a marinade.
  2. Lay the Wagyu beef slices in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Ensure each slice is well-coated.
  3. Allow the beef to marinate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to infuse.

Cook the Wagyu Beef

  1. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
  2. Remove the Wagyu slices from the marinade and cook them briefly on each side (about 30 seconds to 1 minute) until they are seared and cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  3. Set the cooked Wagyu beef aside.


Prepare the Donburi Bowls

  1. Divide the cooked rice into serving bowls.
  2. Arrange the cooked Wagyu beef slices on top of the rice.

Make the Tare Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the tare sauce until it thickens slightly.
  2. Assemble the Wagyu Donburi
  3. Drizzle the tare glaze over the Wagyu beef and rice.
  4. Garnish with thinly sliced green onions, pickled ginger, toasted sesame seeds, and nori strips on top.


Indulge in the richness of this Wagyu Donburi, where the tender beef meets the savory tare glaze, creating a symphony of flavors that’s nothing short of extraordinary.



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