A5 WAGYU DONBURI
SIMPLE TECHNIQUES, EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS
A5 wagyu is very decadent, similar to extra fatty tuna, and best served with sushi rice. The acidity from the sushi vinegar and texture from the rice balances out the richness. Brushed on nikiri sauce, which is the sweet soy sauce Omakase sushi chefs brush onto nigiri, ties the dish together with umami.
Tip: add or take out any proteins of your choice if you don't like uni. Use any type of wagyu for this recipe, but A5 works best. You can also make nigiri if you have good knife skills, but the bowls are much easier.
A5 WAGYU | 3-4OZ PER PERSON
UNI | 1OZ PER PERSON
CAVIAR | .25OZ PER PERSON
SUSHI VINEGAR | RECIPE BELOW
NIKIRI SAUCE | RECIPE BELOW
SUSHI RICE | 3 PARTS RICE TO 1 PART SUSHI VINEGAR
24K EDIBLE GOLD | OPTIONAL (LINK)
The recipe is relatively easy, but requires some time to prepare the sushi vinegar and nikiri sauce. We recommend making the wet ingredients a day before and safely storing in your refrigerator after. Once you have all of the ingredients ready, simply cook the sushi rice and assemble the bowls.
1. COOK SUSHI RICE | 3 PARTS RICE TO 1 PART SUSHI VINEGAR
Once cooked, sushi rice stays good for a few hours if stored properly.
2. COOK WAGYU
A5 wagyu melts in your mouth rare or well done. After safely thawing your wagyu overnight in the refrigerator, we let the wagyu come up to room temperature right before cooking (~20-30 minutes). We recommend adding salt, pan frying, and serving immediately to get the best experience. Our 4oz and 16oz+ steaks cook fast - approximate cooking timetables in the guide below.
Link to our wagyu cooking guide
Cooking Tips: Use medium-high heat and look at the video below for a color reference. You're looking for an even brown color all around. Adjust your heat if needed.
Optional: brush the leftover wagyu fat in the pan over the uni and beef for an extra velvety mouthfeel.
Add the sushi rice, uni, and wagyu into a bowl. Brush nikiri sauce on the uni and wagyu (not caviar). Top with 24k edible gold flakes and serve immediately.
WHERE TO PURCHASE
You can use any type of seafood in this dish to make an elevated surf & turf.
UNI• Fresh Santa Barbara Uni from Maruhide Marine Products
• Fresh Santa Barbara Uni & A5 set from Maruhide
• Due to the popular demand, uni from Maruhide sells out almost immediately. Reach out to us to get notified when new shipments come.
CAVIAR & OTHERS