Thursday, May 20, 2010

Nunu's Kitchen - Cooking With Dog's Gyudon

Food I make!

After spending way too much time watching Cooking With Dog on Youtube, I decided to stock up on Sake, Mirin, and Dashi xD Let's just say you're gonna see lots of Japanese dishes on Nunu's Kitchen for a while!
Gyudon, or beef rice, is essentially a mixture of thin sliced beef and onions simmered in a sweet and savoury  sauce served over rice. Sometimes this is topped with an egg.
Please note that this style of cooking is very new to me, I'm not too familiar with Japanese flavours xD


You will need:

  • 300g-400g thin sliced beef - I used shabu/hot pot beef. Try get a good mix of fatty and lean for a better flavour.
  • 1 small onion - sliced into thin wedges and separated.
  • Steamed rice.
  • Mirin - a type of Japanese rice wine with a high sugar and low alcohol content.
  • Soy sauce - I'm not sure what, if any, difference there is between Chinese soy sauce and Japanese soy sauce. I had a bottle of Kikkoman at home so I just used it xD
  • Japanese cooking sake - I believe the difference is that cooking sake is salted...
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated dashi
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-2 stalks of spring onion - chopped
  • Shichimi spice - Japanese 7 flavour spice.

La Methode:
  • Boil a pot of water, put eggs into a thick earthen bowl or pot, pour boiling water into the bowl enough to cover the eggs, cover the bowl with a lid.
  • In the meantime, mix together the sake, soy sauce, mirin, and brown sugar. I have absolutely no idea how much of each to use, I just mixed it according to taste. It should taste sweet, but savoury at the same time. You should also taste the bite of alcohol from the sake. Once you have the sauce right, set it aside. 
  • Put heat on high and melt a tiny pat of butter in your pan, stir fry the beef in the butter until it is still slightly pink. Remove and set aside.
  • Pour the sake sauce into your pan, when mixture starts to bubble, turn heat to medium, add beef. Stir fry beef in the sauce for 1 minutes. Remove the beef.
  • To the leftover sauce, add approx 1/2 cup water and the granulated dashi. When sauce begins to boil, add the onions. Cover pan with lid and allow onions to simmer in the sauce for approx 5 minutes.
  • Once the onions are cooked down, add beef. Once the beef has heated up, scoop up and serve over steamed rice.
  • Sprinkled chopped spring onion over beef mixture.
  • Remove eggs from their hot water bath, crack open over on top of the beef.
  • Sprinkle shichimi over the egg.
  • Eat.


  1. woots i love cookingwithdog too!! tried their jiao zhi!nice nice!!too bad i had to skip this cos i dun eat beef..but maybe can switch to pork!XD

  2. it looks so good! i'll have to try this. Am supposed to cook more at home now but I'm out of ideas now after a week lol.

    i have to admit when i first saw the word 'dog' in your post title my first thought was of something other than beef...relieved to see it was just me misreading it :D

  3. The whole dish looks delish! But oooommmggg that egggggg looks so yum! I love my eggs soft~ I'm going to try that. I've been eating soft boiled eggs these past few days but that looks.. looks like heaven. I think I will crack that over my noodles hehe.

  4. I looooove soft-boiled eggs. This dish looks so good and simple enough that I want to try it.

  5. This looks delicious, your food posts are always so inspirational. I don't think I've heard of this cooking youtube guru so I must check him out, thanks for the heads up! :)

    This dish is right up my alley, looks delicious! I used to buy frozen gyudon or sukiyaki but homemade is so much better.

  6. this looks good - and easy too! :) I will definitely try this once I'm settled into the home. no more take out...must save money!

    Thanks for sharing this~

  7. Cooking with dog is such a great channel! The style is so typical for a good Japanese cooking show! That Gyudon looks yummy!!