Yakiniku don a dish popularized by the fast food chain Yoshinoya, it is made out of pan grilled beef served in a sauce made out soy sauce mixed with sake, mirin, sugar, garlic, fruit juice and sesame oil served with vegetables topped in a bowl of rice.
- 500g beef tenderloin, thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 stalks spring onions, sliced
- 1/2 cup beef stock
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp Japanese sake
- 1 tbsp mirin
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- beni shouga (pickled ginger)
- Japanese mayonnaise
- Mix together beef stock, cornstarch, soy sauce, Japanese sake, mirin and brown sugar in a saucepan, bring it to a boil turn off heat then set aside.
- In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and onions, then set it aside.
- Using the same pan add additional oil then stir fry beef for 4 minutes.
- Pour on wok the sauce made on step 1 then bring it to a boil and simmer until sauce thickens. Add the garlic, onions and beef back to the pan, mix to evenly distribute the sauce then turn heat off.
- Scoop some on freshly cooked steamed rice, drizzle some mayonnaise then sprinkle with spring onions, toasted sesame seeds and beni shouga. Serve while hot.