Delicious, Cheap, Japanese Fast Food!
Gyudon or, a Japanese bowl of beef, can often be found in foreign tourist guides and is one example of Japanese fast food. It is a very basic dish consisting of boiled onions and beef flavored with a mild sweet sauce, occasionally served with a boiled egg over a bowl of rice.
Gyudon can be eaten ‘as is’ for it’s natural flavor or, most restaurants will supply condiments at the table to include red pickled ginger (beni shoga), Japanese peppers (shichimi), and soy sauce (sho-yu). When eating Gyudon and other ‘bowled’ foods it is customary to pick the bowl up with one hand while eating and is regarded as being more polite than leaving the bowl on the table.
Gyudon is a very popular dish in Japan and we recommend that you try it during your visit.