Monday, September 16, 2013

(391) A bowl of rice and meat

It is available in many variations but the basic is thinly sliced beef, slightly simmered with onions in the omnipresent dashi (出汁) stock and laid over a big portion of rice. It is served in a big bowl called “donburi” (丼) or, more simply “don” hence the name “gyudon” (牛丼) i.e. “beef bowl” and accompanied by a cup of miso-siru (味噌汁) i.e. “soup flavored with miso/fermented soy” is probably the simplest and cheapest meal you can get anywhere in Japan.

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