Sunday, 19 June 2011

Gyudon- Japanese Beef Bowl




As I have mentioned in my post last night.  I am cooking Beef Gyudon today- my way :-).  Gyudon is one of those Japanese bowl meals - that is, a bowl of rice topped with any cooked dishes like fish, chicken, pork, and in this case for the gyudon, it is beef.

I love Japanese food ever. The Husband  likes it too but maybe not as much as I do :-) (He loves sashimi and sushi a lot, you know)  Japanese way of cooking is considered as one of the healthiest in the world. And I find it also simple, easy, do ot require very complex ingredients yet, the end product is very tasty. That's precisely the reason why I'm learning to cook Japanese dishes for me and of course for my health conscious husband.


Here's my recipe.  I didn't use sake because it's expensive, so I use a cheaper rice wine instead :-) Also I used the vegetable water from which I blanched my  bok choy as side dish



Ingredients:

Beef, thinly sliced  - 200 g.

Mirin - 4 tbsp

Light Soy Sauce - 4 tbsp

Chinese Rice Wine - 3 tbsp

White Sugar - 1 tsp

Vegetable water - 300 ml

Onion, sliced into rings - 1 large or as many as you desire

Ginger, crushed and chopped - 1/4 of your thumb

Ground black pepper and salt to taste



Cooking Procedure:

1) Mix the Chinese rice wine,  vegetable water, ginger, and some onions and bring to a boil.

2) Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until the beef is tender.

I preferred to have my gyudon with a bit of sauce but if you want it to be dry, then just cook your gyudon until all the liquid evaporates.  Prepare your rice on a bowl, though I put mine on a plate.  Top it with the hot gyudon.  Have some veggie side dish.  Mine is a blanched bok chai.  you can add poached or sunny-side-up egg :-).

Served with a hot oolong tea to help me digest the beef later.  I have difficulty digesting beef, that's why.

Makes 2 servings.

Here's the estimated Nutritional  values per serving based on ingredients used.  The sodium content in this recipe is mostly found in the sauce.

Calories :   293.3  kcal                  Total Fat:  10.4  g.

Cholesterol : 84  mg.                    Saturated fat :  3.9 g.

Protein :   28.8 g                           Dietary fiber :  0  g.

Sodium :  1,993.7 mg.                  Carbohydrate :  17 g.

- Foodformylove(19June2011)

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