Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hayashi Raisu

Hashed-beef on rice. ハヤシライス

A variation on "hashed beef," from which the name probably also derives. Popular Yoshoku rice dish, eaten with a spoon from a plate.

A stew containing thin slices of beef, sliced onions and carrots is poured over rice, as is the case with curry rice. The gravy is a thick demi-glace sauce consisting of Japanese Worcester sauce, soy sauce and tomato ketchup.

Other theories about the name suggest that it was named after its inventor Mr Hayashi, the first president of Maruzen, which also operated an early Yoshoku restaurant and still has hayashi rice on the menu today.

Now a common dish, also in home cooking, just like curry rice.

Hayashi Rice
[Photo Ad Blankestijn]