Japanese Roast Beef

tataki style

Beef is the most popular Sunday roast option, survey reveals. The most popular choice is beef, with 33% of the public’s vote, followed by chicken on 27%. Lamb on 20% and vegetarian on 8%. Only 6% would go for pork! Roast beef in Japan must look slightly odd to people in the UK. It's also called "Beef Tataki", it's thinly sliced and normally served cold with soy sauce and wasabi. Mmm.. Anyone fancy?. Try our super easy Japanese roast beef recipe. Itadakimasu!



  • 1kg Vacuum packed Wagyu beef (Fillet, Sirloin, Rib, Chuck Roll)

  • 1 tbsp Sea Salt

  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper

  • 1 tbsp Garlic Paste

  • Say Sauce

  • Wasabi


  1. Place the pouch into a thick saucepan and add enough cold water to cover it by about 1cm.

  2. Bring the water up to boiling point and put a lid on then turn it off.

  3. Put a timer on for 45 to 60 mins.

  4. Drain off the hot water and take it out from the bag.

  5. Season it with sea salt, black pepper and garlic paste.

  6. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and caramelise the beef on all sides.

  7. Cool it down for 60 mins.

  8. Slice thinly onto a board and serve with say sauce and wasabi.


You can also use a smaller block. Put a timer on;

25 mins to 35mins for 300 to 400g

30 mins to 40mins for 400 to 700g

40mins to 60 mins for 700g to 1kg