Sukiyaki is a hot pot dish made with meat, tofu, fresh vegetables and noodles simmered in a large pot with a sweet soy based soup. Don is short for donburi, a type of Japanese dish where a selection of toppings are laid over a bowl of rice. Sukiyaki don is what happens when you combine these two amazing Japanese dishes into one super-delicious feast.
Start the preparation by slicing up all your ingredients into small bite size pieces or thin slices. If you aren’t using pre-sliced meat, try freezing the meat before slicing to get it extra thin!
Heat up a large pan and lightly grease the base (either with suet or normal vegetable oil) before adding the thin strips of beef or pork and start cooking them gently.
Once the meat is nearly cooked, add the sukiyaki sauce to your pan. Once the sauce begins to boil, add the rest of your vegetables and try to keep items together. For example, keep the tofu on one side and the mushrooms on the other. Allow the ingredients to simmer for a few minutes. Add a pinch of nanami togashi to give a spicy quick to your meal!
Once everything is ready, pour the cooked sukiyaki mix over a bowl of freshly cooked rice. Crack a raw egg into a separate small bowl and dip the sukiyaki into the egg as you eat. Of course, you can always hard boil the egg and add it on top if you prefer!
- To get your beef or pork sliced really thin, freeze it first and then slice, either with a meat slicer, or a very sharp knife.
- Two tablespoons of mirin sweet cooking sake work well as a replacement for sugar if you prefer.