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25 July 2015

Gyu don, Yoshinoya (吉野家 新宿), Shinjuku, Japan

The important part in the fast food scene in Japan
The Don which meaning something topped on the rice is very important food when you will understand the Japanese food. This type of the dishes is very easy to cook and to eat as the humbugger. The rice will easily to get and the topping food will be cooked from your refrigerator. The Don is very easy fast food at our home in Japan.
 You will find a lot of various Don in Japan, when you visit Japan and walk around the city. Though all menu will be written in Japanese, you will easily find some kind of Don at restaurant. The Kanji character of Don is . Normally “Don” will come the bottom of the word like Gyudon (牛丼), Butadon (豚丼), Dukedon (漬け丼), Oyakodon (親子丼) or Tendon (I would like some English-speak medical staff to the Tenya. She or he will be much surprized at the word of Tendon meaning chorda. Real word is 天丼 served rice topped several Tempura with sweet soy sauce).
The Gyudon is very popular fast food in Japan. The Gyu means beef and don means the dish served something topped on the rice. The Gyudon is normally served the rice topping with braised beef and onion. The beef meat quality, sauce to braise meat and onion, rice and other side menu is very important topics at each Gyudon chain restaurant.
You can order your Gyudon by size from Normal(Nami 並), Superior normal (Kashira no Oomori 頭の大盛, meaning increased topped meat but same size of rise as Nami), large (Oomori 大盛), extra large(Tokumori 特盛). You can use also spoon in this shop (you will find from the box in front of you).
Normal Gyudon at Yoshinoya
 
The Gyudon chain restaurant had survived through the BSE problem, tough price competition of itself or competition among the fast food industry. On my teenage, the male pupil were looking forward to finding the article about the reduction of Gyudon price during Gyudon price competition period on 2001 (the price was cut by 30% once 4.0USD->2.8USD). The beef was the most symbolic ingredient of Post-World War II and material wealth for general Japanese people. The thin sliced beef with adequate fat continuously gave the Japanese fortune. The beef meat from US was the most suitable to the Gyudon. The meat was included nice meat juice giving soft touch texture and well balanced amount between meat and fat.
 




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