The flavour of the sauce may be slightly different, but I think it’s pretty close. Great recipe for Japanese-style Garlic Steak Sauce. The slightly salty fermented Nozawana gives a great flavour to the rice. The positive side of using thin steaks is that you can cook them very quickly. My version is a copycat of the steak lunch from Yamabiko Rest House in Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort in Japan. The mixed rice served at Yamabiko Rest House contains the Japanese leaf vegetable called Nozawana (野沢菜) that looks similar to the turnip leaf. I hope it is of help to you. I rinsed them to defrost, then chopped them finely. Hi Hollis, Tomato salad sounds great. To tenderise, I’d suggest pounding the meat rather than marinating. I not only made a copycat of the garlic steak from Yamabiko Rest House, I served the steak in a very similar way to how it was served there. Nozawana is often served as a pickled vegetable. Unlike standard beef steak, my steaks are thinly sliced to about 1 cm/⅜” thick (this is also the Yamabiko way). Leave the steaks out of the fridge for 30 minutes before cooking to bring them to room temperature. Tofu hamburgers, grilled vegetables (eggplant, asparagus, etc. As you can see in the photo of the dish I had at Yamabiko Rest House below, the steak is sliced into narrow strips (so that it is easier to eat with chopsticks if you prefer). I did add a lot garlic. The soy-based, garlic flavoured sweet sauce gives a Japanese touch to the Western-style steak dish. If you're going to use it as a dipping sauce for yakiniku, for younger children, or for those that prefer a milder flavor, simply add a bit of hot water to the sauce … If you simmer it too long it will become too salty, so just try to burn off the alcohol. All you need is a bowl of soup and perhaps a small side dish if you want to make it perfect. I strongly recommend growing shiso. But it was not as tough as standard rump steak. Lightly sprinkle pepper on both side of the steak. Thinly sliced steak is so fast to cook, and with the rice and fresh green salad, Steak with Japanese Garlic Steak Sauce is a meal in itself. Prep Time does not include the time required to cook rice.Don't forget to see the section 'MEAL IDEAS' below the recipe card! I used thinly sliced Wagyu stir fry beef instead of steak. Today’s dish is a copycat of the steak lunch from Yamabiko Rest House in Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort. I thought the side dish should be something that cleanses the palate since the garlic sauce is strongly flavoured. These are some ingredients that matched the sauce well. Arigato! Thanks for your kind heart about the Aussie fire. I got tired of my kids constantly asking me for their favourite Japanese recipes, so I decided to collate them in one place so they can help themselves - and now you can too! Hi GINA, Ican totally imagine how well the thinly sliced Wagyu beef went. Heat skillet/BBQ at high temperature, then add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet. But with the slightly sweet sauce, even the well-done steak was delicious to me. Re fried garlic, as long as the container is labelled as fried garlic and the you can see time yellowish garlic pieces (not slices) inside, that should be OK. Copyright © Cookpad Inc. All Rights Reserved. And it worked perfectly well too! Otherwise the fat will congeal when the sauce is cold. Add coarsely-ground black pepper and butter. My steaks only required 30 seconds each side to cook to medium rare or well-done. See the photo below. how about a marinade to further tenderize it, like maybe some Mirin? Tofu hamburgers, grilled vegetables (eggplant, asparagus, etc.) We all felt so sad about what happened and made donations which was the only thing we could do. It originated from Nozawa Onsen as the name suggests. My steak was sold as thinly sliced Wagyu rump steak, although the marbling of my beef wasn't enough for a Wagyu beef. Any steak of your choice is OK. I inadvertently cooked the steak to well done so many times when testing this dish. Place 1 cup of the Mixed Rice in the centre of each serving plate. Instead of the rice/salad, i’d serve your Tomato salad on the side, with 2 adjustments: (1) lemon juice instead of vinegar, (2) fresh shiso leaves instead of basil — I can’t find fresh shiso leaves, but it sounds pretty easy to grow and germinates quickly. 3. Put the Mixed Rice ingredients in a bowl and using a spatula, gently mix them ensuring that the wakame seaweed and sesame seeds are evenly mixed with the rice. Nutrition per serving. I go to Nozawa Onsen in Nagano prefecture to ski every year. I used some frozen fresh wakame seaweeds. Please see the photo of my fried garlic in the post as a guide. Amazon carries several kinds of fried garlic, so if you could describe the attributes of the preferred condiment, that would be helpful. Hi Joseph, I did not mention about my beef, did I? Tataki Kyuri (Smashed Cucumber Salad) is perfect for it. Thinly sliced steak is so quick to cook, and with the rice and fresh green salad, Steak with Japanese Garlic Steak Sauce is a meal in itself. Just rehydrate them, squeeze water out and cut them finely. Also, I have a fond memory of Nozawa Onsen because my father used to take me and my siblings there every year to enjoy skiing when we were primary and high school age. The fried garlic that I bought from the Asian grocery store gives a boost to the garlic flavour. Hi Mike, I am glad you enjoyed the sauce. Put all the Japanese Garlic Steak Sauce Ingredients except sesame oil into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. I hope you’re not affected by the fires! I was born and raised in Japan and migrated to Australia with my family in 1981. Tofu hamburgers, grilled vegetables (eggplant, asparagus, etc.) Yep you can semi-freeze and slice a rump steak thinly. Read More…. Your email address will not be published. Please !! In Step 3, if there is too much oil, soak some up with paper towels before adding the flavoring ingredients. It will be in Asian aisle. Shiso leaves would give it a Japanese touch. serving: 182g calories: 405kcal fat: 27g (42%) saturated fat: 8.4g (42%) trans fat: 0.1g polyunsaturated fat: 2g monounsaturated fat: 13g cholesterol: 102mg (34%) sodium: 807mg (34%) potassium: 484mg (14%) carbohydrates: 9.6g (3%) dietary fibre: 0.4g (1%) sugar: 7.4g protein: 27g vitamin a: 0% vitamin c: 1.4% calcium: 3.2% iron: 12%. Slice them into 2.5cm/1” wide strips. Recipe by mico_mico. Hi Yumiko San, It sounds delicious! The soy-based, garlic flavoured sweet sauce gives a Japanese touch to this Western-style steak dish. Taste, and if it's too salty, add some water to adjust. This steak sauce is sensational. This steak sauce will go well with other meat dishes such as Hamburg steak and roast beef. If you prefer a thick slice, feel free to use it but it will take longer to cook. If you look after them well, they will regrow every year from the seeds they drop.