Donburi are one-bowl meals made by combining a serving of Japanese steamed rice with a meat or vegetable based topping. It is delicious, eas to make meal and a must-try for donburi lovers.

With this recipe, I used the Ponzu sauce, it adds a touch of acidity to the Rib Eye Beef. I then topped the dish with Onsen Tomago. It is a traditional Japanese low temperature egg which is slow cooked at 65C. The egg has a unique texture in that the white tastes like a delicate custard and the yolk comes out firm, but retains the colour and creamy texture of an uncooked yolk.

I also prepared some vegetable tempura to go with the dish!

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  • A bowl of cooked Sushi rice
  • 600g Rib Eye Steak
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
For the Ponzu sauce:
  • 1/4 cup Kikkoman Ponzu sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
For the Garnish:
  • Japanese Rice Seasoning (optional)
  • Spring Onion
  • Onsen Tomago (I used my thermomix for this) or poached egg


  1. Rub the steak with a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat a heavy-based frying pan until very hot but not smoking.
  3. Drizzle some oil into the pan and leave for a moment.
  4. Add the steak and a knob of butter. Sear evenly on each side for our recommended time, turning every minute for the best caramelised crust.
  5. Leave to rest on a board or warm plate for about 5 mins.

6. In a pot, add the Kikkoman Ponzu sauce, sesame oil and honey. Let it simmer until the sauce thickens. Set aside.


7. In a bowl, add in the sushi rice and sprinkle some Furikake, a Japanese rice seasoning which you can buy from your Asian supermarket. Then top the rice with the beef slices, onsen egg and drizzle a generous amount of the ponzu sauce over the beef and rice.

8. Garnish with spring onion and served immediately.

Bon appétit!
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