Filipino Bistek, Gyudon (Japanese Beef Bowl) Style

Using thinly sliced beef instead of sirloin makes a tender, quick-cooking bistek you can serve over rice—just like Japanese gyudon.
2 servings
Prep Time
05 Mins
Active Time
25 Mins

What's Asian, has beef and onions cooked in a savory brown sauce, and served with steamed rice? You might answer bistek Tagalog, or Filipino beefsteak. Or gyudon, Japan's famous beef bowl.

This recipe wonders: What happens when you have a little bit of both?

Thanks to some Japanese influence, this gyudon-inspired bistek turns out better than the traditional version. How? By solving one of its most common problems: overcooked, leathery meat.

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