Photo: Rice with Soy-Sauce Pickled Bonito (Katsuo gohan)

A tangy mix of beefsteak leaves and marinated, uncooked bonito fish strips.

Cooking time
20 minutes +
  • Nutrition information is for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

300 g (3/4 lbs.)

3 Tbsp


1 small clove

700 g (1-1/2 lbs.)

1 Tbsp


  1. Cut the bonito so it is 7-8 mm (1/4 in.) thick, and marinate it in soy sauce for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut the perilla leaves and ginger root into thin strips and place each in iced water to maintain crispness.
  3. Allow the rice to cool slightly once done.
    Add the dried bonito, perilla, ginger and sesame seeds to the rice, and sprinkle on 1-2 Tbsp of the marinade for the bonito.
  4. Lightly stir together and serve.