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Posh Wagyu Don

soul food in japan

Gyu Don, or "beef bowl" in Japanese, is a beloved fast food dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with flavorful beef and onions in a sweet sauce. This dish is perfect for busy weeknights as it requires minimal preparation and only 30 minutes of active cooking time. Take your Gyu Don to the next level with our Posh Wagyu Don recipe, which uses high-quality Wagyu beef for an even more luxurious experience. Itadakimasu!




  • 250g Kobe or Wagyu Beef (thinly sliced)

  • 1/2 Large Onion (sliced)

  • 2cm Piece Ginger (sliced)

  • 2 Bowls of Steamed Rice

  • 200ml Water

  • 4 tbsp Soy Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Sake or White Wine

  • 4 tbsp Mirin

  • 3 tbsp Sugar

  • Beni Shoga or Shichimi (if you have)

  1. Season the beef with sea salt and black pepper all over, then place it in a large bowl.

  2. Add the onion to the bowl with the beef and toss to coat. Refrigerate the bowl for at least 1 hour.

  3. Heat the tallow in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat until melted. Add the garlic and cook until it turns golden. Remove the tallow and garlic from the pan.

  4. Add the beef to the pan and cook until browned all over.

  5. Preheat the oven to 230°C fan/450°F/gas 8.

  6. Place the beef onto a sheet of tin foil over a baking tray. Sprinkle the cumin seeds, sage, and chives over the beef. Place the carrot, potatoes, and celery over the beef and wrap it in the foil.

  7. Transfer the wrapped beef to the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.

  8. Once done, remove the beef from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before unwrapping it and slicing it into portions.

Serve the beef with your favorite red wine!

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