Prior to her guesting on my show, I did a restaurant crawl with Sanya Lopez and I remembered she loved Japanese food but also was wary of sukiyaki being too sweet. I took that as a challenge and made this for her. Pork can used as a substitute for beef.

Ingredients (serves 2)

250 g beef sirloin or ribeye, cut sukiyaki style
1 large onion, sliced thinly
2 tbsps muscovado sugar
2 tbsps soy sauce
400 ml dashi or beef stock or water
2 large eggs
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsps oil


  1. Saute the onions in the oil over medium heat. Stir the onions from time to time to make sure they brown evenly. Cook until the onions turn brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add in muscovado sugar and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in soy sauce and dashi and stir well.
  4. Add the beef slices one by one to make sure they all cook evenly. Season the broth with salt, pepper and sugar if necessary.
  5. To make soft boiled eggs, bring a pot of water to a boil. Shut off the heat and place the eggs in. Cover for 6 minutes and they will be ready.
  6. Serve the dish by placing rice in 2 bowls, topping it with the beef and onions, then a soft boiled egg in each bowl.
  7. Garnish with leeks if desired.