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This Japanese beef bowl is loaded with tender beef, sweet scallions and creamy egg cooked in a sweet and savory broth.

Tanindon (Beef & Egg Rice Bowl)

Tanindon( 他人丼) is a classic donburi dish made with beef or pork and egg cooked in a savory-sweet sauce that's served over hot rice. My Tanindon recipe comes together in under ten minutes from just a handful of ingredients, making it a quick and satisfying weekday meal.
Course Entree
Cuisine Best, Japanese
Keyword donburi, rice bowl
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Beef, Egg, Rice
Diet Dairy-Free
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 449 kcal


  • 3 large eggs
  • 60 grams scallions 2-3 greens/whites separated and sliced at an angle
  • 1/2 cup dashi
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 125 Grams thinly sliced beef
  • 2 cups cooked rice


  1. Break the eggs into a container with a spout and beat them until they're partially mixed together, but leaving some unmixed yolks and whites.
    Beating eggs for Tanindon (beef and egg rice bowl).
  2. In a small frying pan that's about the same width as the bowl, you plan to serve your donburi in, add the dashi, sake, soy sauce, sugar, and the white parts of the scallions and bring the mixture to a boil.
    Scallions simmering in dashi stock for beef and egg rice bowl.
  3. When the white parts of the scallions are tender, add the beef and scallion greens and give the mixture a stir. If your beef is sliced thinly enough, it should cook almost instantly.
    Beef and scallions simmering in dashi stock to make Tanindon.
  4. When the beef is almost fully cooked, drizzle the egg into the pan in a figure-eight pattern.
    Adding beaten egg to the tanindon.
  5. Give it a quick stir, and then turn off the heat. The residual heat should be enough to thicken the egg into a rich sauce, but if you want your egg more well done, cover it with a lid and let it cook through.
    Let the residual heat gently cook the egg through.
  6. Add a serving of rice to a large bowl and top with the egg and beef. You can garnish your Tanindon with some shichimi chili flakes.
    Sliding beef and egg onto the donburi of rice.
Nutrition Facts
Tanindon (Beef & Egg Rice Bowl)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 272mg91%
Sodium 1078mg45%
Potassium 473mg14%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 656IU13%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.