Posh Wagyu Don

soul food in japan

Gyu Don, literally "beef bowl", is a Japanese dish consisting of a bowl of rice topped with beef and onion simmered in a mildly sweet sauce flavour. It's a new soul food and popular fast food in Japan. It’s suited to weeknight cooking as it requires minimal preparation, less than 30 minutes of active cooking. Try our Posh Wagyu Don recipe. Take Gyu Don to the next level. 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. Place the onion, ginger, water, soy sauce, sake, mirin and sugar in a large frying pan.

  2. Heat the frying pan over medium high heat and bring to a boil.

  3. Add the beef and stirring until beef is cooked through. 

  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  5. Divide rice among bowls and top with beef mixture and sauce.

  6. Garnish each bowl with the beni shoga and shichimi.


Add a raw or poached egg if you like!