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Yakiniku style beef bowl (Yakiniku donburi) topped with spring onion and an egg yolk

Yakiniku Beef Bowl (Yakiniku Donburi)

  • Author: Yuto Omura
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 portions 1x


How to make simple and quick yakiniku beef bowl. (焼き肉丼) Thinly sliced cuts of beef fried in an easy Japanese style BBQ sauce served on white rice and topped with scallions and an egg yolk. (Doesn't include time to cook rice) Serves 2.




  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic paste (or 1 crushed clove)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste (or grated fresh ginger)
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Yakiniku donburi

  • 250g meat (preferably beef, see note)
  • 2 bowls of cooked rice (approx 330g cooked - 150g before cooking)
  • Chopped green onion to garnish
  • Soft boiled egg / raw egg yolk (pasteurized) optional


  1. Measure out all of the sauce ingredients into a small bowl and mix thoroughly.
    Yakiniku sauce
  2. Heat a frying pan on a medium heat. Add a small drizzle of oil and add your meat slices. Fry until the surfaces are sealed. (If you decide to use vegetables in the dish, you should cook those first.)
    Browning the meat for yakiniku don
  3. Once sealed, add the sauce and fry for 1 minute 30 seconds.
    Yakiniku sauce pouring onto the meat
  4. Prepare 2 bowls of rice.
  5. Turn off the heat and transfer the meat to the top of the rice.
    yakiniku placed on rice
  6. Drizzle the leftover sauce in the pan over the meat.
    drizzle with yakiniku sauce
  7. Garnish with spring onion and egg (optional).
    Sprinkle spring onion over the yakiniku don
  8. Enjoy!


Thinly sliced beef or pork is best for this dish but really any of your preferred meat choices will work great. You can use steak or even chicken!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Donburi
  • Method: Fry
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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