Copycat Jollibee Honey Beef Rice

I’m a kid from the 90’s and I do well remember this dish, I just wondered why they discontinued it before. Honey Beef Rice is a dish from Jollibee which they introduced in the 90’s. It was short-lived but was relaunched this year, a dish of thinly sliced beef cooked in a thick sauce made from soy sauce and honey.


Jollibee Honey Beef Rice a dish from the 90’s and its back and was relaunched last August, well at least for Filipinos in the Philippines and only on certain Jollibee branches. These thin slices of beef coated in a sweet-savory sauce over a bed of white rice is a nostalgia, it’s a piece of Filipino culinary history, and any Pinoy kid from the 90’s would agree. It was phased in the early 2000’s I suppose as it not as popular compared to Jollibee’s other iconic dishes such as the Chicken Joy and Jolly Spaghetti but it had some kind of cult following and you can see threads in Reddit and other sites where people reminisced this dish.

So, what is Jollibee Honey Beef Rice? Basically, it is like the Japanese Gyudon but adjusted to suit the Filipino flavours, it is much sweeter and saucier as Filipinos love a lot of sauce for their rice. It’s quite a simple dish to prepare, quick and easy which is perfect for a busy week night, using a sukiyaki cut, you don’t need to mind whether the beef is tender or tough, as long as it is thinly sliced.

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Copycat Jollibee Honey Beef Rice

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Honey Beef Rice is a dish from Jollibee which they introduced in the 90’s. It was short-lived but was relaunched this year, a dish of thinly sliced beef cooked in a thick sauce made from soy sauce and honey.



Ingredients

Units Scale

Beef

  • 800 g thinly sliced rump steak or sukiyaki cut
  • 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
  • oil

Sauce

Others

  • rice, as desired

Instructions

  1. In a wok over high heat, put around 3 tbsp of oil, once it starts smoking stir fry beef in high heat until brown on both sides. You might need to do this in batches for your meat not to release its juices, it needs a constant high heat. Remove beef from the wok then set it aside.
  2. Using the same wok add oil then sauté onions in medium heat, stir fry for a minute until the layers of the onions are separated.
  3. Pour the water to deglaze and bring it to a boil.
  4. In a bowl combine dissolved flour, soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce and honey, mix it well to combine then pour into the wok. Bring heat to high then let it boil.
  5. Add the beef back, toss to coat beef evenly with the sauce then simmer in low heat for 15 minutes while covered. Turn the heat off.
  6. Place freshly cooked rice on bowl, add a good amount of Honey Beef Rice on top then serve.

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10 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    They just opened an outlet in Kuala Lumpur. I love their commercials, dunno why they have not come out with one for 2021 yet. Looking forward to it!!!

  2. The beef looks good 🙂 I would rather try your homemade version rather than from fast food restaurants.

  3. This is the first I’m hearing of Honey Beef Rice, but it sounds fantastic – the combination of sweet and savory would be quite delicious over rice. I need to make this!

  4. Chef Mimi says:

    Love this! Great sauce ingredients.

  5. This looks SO good! Haven’t heard of this dish before, but now that I have, I want it. 🙂 Good stuff — thanks.

  6. This shredded steak combined with onions looks so juicy and delicious. And combined with rice, that’s an ultimate comfort dish!

  7. Hannah says:

    No offense to Jollibee purists, but your version sounds much better, and made with far higher quality ingredients!

  8. This wonderful, Raymund! Definitely putting it on my list to make!

  9. Inger says:

    Food nostalgia is always fun!

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