Sukiyaki is a Japanese dish that is made by cooking meat and vegetables in a soy sauce based broth. The dish is often served with rice and is a popular choice for both home cooking and at restaurants.


1 lb thinly sliced beef
1/2 head cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 carrot, thinly sliced
1/2 block tofu, cut into small cubes
10 shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup sake
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup water


1. In a pot or sukiyaki pan, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, and water.
2. Place the thinly sliced beef in the pan and cook until browned.
3. Add the cabbage, onion, carrot, tofu, and mushrooms to the pan and cook until tender.
4. Serve with rice.

Potential changes & improvements

-If you are vegetarian or do not eat beef, you can substitute the beef for thinly sliced pork or chicken.
-You could also add other vegetables to the dish such as bean sprouts, bell peppers, or zucchini.
-For a more traditional sukiyaki experience, you can cook the vegetables and meat in a charcoal grill.

What other food it works well with

Sukiyaki goes well with rice and miso soup.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making sukiyaki is using too much soy sauce. This can make the dish too salty so be sure to taste the broth before adding more soy sauce.

Nutritional Information

Sukiyaki is a high calorie dish due to the beef and soy sauce. One serving of sukiyaki can have upwards of 700 calories.


Sukiyaki contains soy, wheat, and beef.

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