Join us for another installment of Virtual Japanese Cooking Class as we learn how to cook gyudon 牛丼, or beef bowl!

This heartwarming beef and rice dish is a well-loved staple across Japan and can be found in popular chain restaurants such as Sukiya, Matsuya, and Yoshinoya.

We will be holding two classes on the following days:

  • Thursday, June 18th from 12PM
  • Friday June 19th from 6PM


Members: $10*

Non-members: $20


*To access the member discount you must be logged into your JASWDC member account through the Member Portal. If you have trouble signing in please email Olivia Kent at


After registering you will be sent a bonus video from Nancy sensei to help you prepare beni shouga (pickled ginger) and onsen tamago (hot spring egg) – two classic accompaniments to gyudon.

To participate in the class you will need to gather the following ingredients:

  • Dashi
  • Sweet white wine
  • Sake
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • 250 grams beef (very thinly sliced)
  • 1 large onion
  • 400 grams cooked short-grain rice


  • 1 scallion (optional)
  • 75-100g fresh ginger
  • 5-6 umeboshi (pickled Japanese plums)
  • Rice vinegar (or Plum vinegar ume-zu)**
  • Castor sugar
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 eggs

** If using plum vinegar, castor sugar is not needed.