K's Donburi

Donburi is a classic Japanese dish, usually made with beef tenderloin. It is a sweet, salty dish which is a hot favourite with kids. You can use your choice of meat.



For 4 Person(s)

  • 1 kg Chicken or beef, thinly sliced
  • 0.25 cup Soya sauce
  • 0.25 cup sake or sweet white wine (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tsp MA's minced garlic
  • 2 Leeks, finely chopped
  • 1 Medium sized onion, sliced


  1. Marinate beef with soy sauce, sake, oil, chopped ginger, sugar and garlic for at least an hour, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a saucepan with a tablespoon of oil cook onions and leeks till soft
  3. add the meat mixture and let the meat tenderise.  Be careful not to overlook as the soy sauce will give a bitter taste. The meat shouldn't take more than 10-15 mins -   which is why it needs to be thinly sliced. 
  4. Serve this mixture over a bowl of steamed rice, making sure that the marinade that you have cooked in has been absorbed by rice as well while serving.
  5. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and pickled ginger.

Recipe notes

If you are sending this for lunch to school/office,  pack in a stainless steel tiffin so that you can pack hot rice.  

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