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Yakiniku Don

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Japanese


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
  • oil


  1. 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.
  2. In a wok add oil then sauté garlic and onions, then set it aside.
  3. Using the same pan add additional oil then stir fry beef for 4 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Scoop some on freshly cooked steamed rice, drizzle some mayonnaise then sprinkle with spring onions, toasted sesame seeds and beni shouga. Serve while hot.