Braised Beef and Vegetables Over Rice

Gyūniku Domburi

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Appears in

An American Taste of Japan

An American Taste of Japan

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1985

  • About

Domburi means “big bowl” referring to both the deep ceramic dish and to the heaping portion of rice topped with sauced meat, fish, and vegetables that’s served in it. As the history of domburi goes back several hundred years, it might be considered Japan’s first contribution to the fast-food industry. Centuries ago, the busy merchants of Edo (today’s Tokyo) were so preoccupied with making deals that they hadn’t time for a proper meal. They would stop at a roadside stand and sl