How To Cook Maguro Don: Tuna Don

Most people usually experience Maguro Don in restaurants, but you can always enjoy it at home. The most important ingredient is a fresh tuna sashimi. This is a very simple dish that the tastes of each ingredient directly hit your tongue, so choose the best quality of them.

Ingredients (serve 2-3)

2-3 bowls rice, cooked

200-250g tuna sashimi, cut into bite-sized

3-4 tablespoon sauce, see below how to make sauce

Sesame, dried seaweed (shredded), wasabi, to taste (optional)


3 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1/2 tablespoon mirin

1/2 tablespoon Japanese sake

  1. Mix mirin and Japanese sake in a heat-resistant container and heat at 600w for 50-60 seconds in microwave.
  2. Add soy sauce, and stir well.


  1. Spread the tuna sashimi in a bowl, and add 3-4 tablespoons of sauce. Marinate for about 4-5 minutes.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon of sauce on the rice. Add shredded dried seaweed.
  3. Place marinated tuna sashimi on the rice, and add another 1 tablespoon of sauce.
  4. This is optional, but it tastes great with sesame and wasabi.

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