Sunday, 30 July 2017

Japanese Rice Bowl with Torched Sous Vide Steak


We seldom have steak weekends but when we do, it’s massive. We had steak for 3 consecutive meals! 

Fish used to be a staple in our household ( It still is actually. You can say that Mummy promotes sort of a “healthy eating” lifestyle at home with her healthy dishes such as fish, tofu, vegetables and occasional appearance of beef, chicken, pork and seafood. Meals that involve slabs of steak are usually reserved for dine outs and special occasions rather than dine-ins.


Me and my sis grew up on Mum’s home cooked food but that said, we still love our red meat!! It’s even more fun now with the addition of the boys who can help clear up the “leftovers” ( I mean extra) meat that was prepared. 

This Japanese Beef bowl was inspired by Red Rock, a Japanese eatery in Tokyo that specialises in roast beef as well as steak. The first time we had it, we were hooked! We had it a total of hmm 8-9 times in our 2 trips to Japan. Amazing right. Who goes to the same restaurant 4-5 times on a vacation. Yup.. that’s us. 


The bowl consist of a layer of Japanese Rice, topped with Enoki mushroom onion gravy ( I use a mixture of Gyudon, teriyaki sauce, Teriyaki Honey and soy). I just added them to taste with an equal proportion of water. I guess if it’s too salty, you can add water and if it’s too diluted, just add more sauce. Depending on how salty or strong you want the flavor! I then sprinkled a little Mentaiko Furikake seaweed over ( This mix is rather salty.. you can get it in a packet at Liang court or the Japanese section of any supermarket). I use this mainly for aesthetic purposes. Haha Then of course the most important part…. The steak!

Sous vide steak cooked at 127deg C and seared for 15secs on each side. I then thinly slice the steak and added it to the bowl. Top with a mixture of tobiko mayo and torch till bubbly… You will love this part the most as it blends everything together.

Certainly a match made in heaven! Can’t wait to try this on other proteins! Hope you enjoy the recipe!


Japanese Rice ( Feeds 2 Pax) 


1.5 cups ( 225g) Uncooked Japanese Rice
250ml water


1) Put rice in a large bowl and rinse the rice. Discard the water immediately
2) Repeat this process 4-5 times.
3) Let the rice soak in water for 30 mins then drain completely
4) Transfer rice to rice cooker and add water.
5) Cook till ready



Sous Vide Steak


- 2 slab ribeye steak ( or sirloin or porterhouse or Tenderloin - depending on what kinda meat you want)
- Salt (to Taste)
-Black Pepper ( To taste)


1) Season Steak generously with salt and pepper on both sides
2) Heat up sous vide machine to the correct temperature. 125F in this case (For ribeye/ Sirloin) and 127F ( Tenderloin).
3) Place steak in a ziplock bag or vacuum sealer bag
4) Place bag into sous vide machine for about 45mins ( Ribeye and Sirloin which is about 1" thick) or 35mins ( Tenderloin which is about 1.5"-2" thick).
5) Remove steak from bag and set aside
6) Heat pan with 1 tbsp olive oil until smoking
7) Add steak and sear on each side for 15 secs until brown.
8) Remove steak and let set for 10mins before slicing
9) Serve over Japanese rice or just enjoy it plain!


Torched Tobiko Mayo


- Tobiko Roe ( or flying fish roe)
- Japanese Mayo

Mix some tobiko roe with japanese mayo. Spread it across the  cooked steak and torch the surface until bubbly when ready to eat.


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