A light pink coloured Japanese symbol.
Authentic Asian

Japanese Style Roast Beef

Enjoy this Japanese style roast beef for a special occasion or for family night dinner. This delicious, umami rich dinner is the perfect comfort food. An oven is not needed, just use your frying pan!

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2 pounds bottom round roast
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 ¼ Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 bag watercress, thick stems removed
  • 3 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoon Yamasa Regular Shoyu
  • 1 Stalk celery, minced
  • 1 cup yellow onion, minced
  • ½ clove garlic, minced


  1. Place beef on a plate and let the beef rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Rub salt and pepper onto all sides of the beef, cover with plastic wrap, and leave for another 15 minutes.
  2. Heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and brown all sides of beef, about 1 - 3 minutes. Place the beef on aluminium foil and wrap it tightly. Let rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add celery, onion, garlic and shoyu. Lightly stir-fry the vegetables and bring to a boil. Once boiled add vinegar and turn down the heat.
  4. Slice the beef into ½ inch slices. Plate and use the watercress as a side. Drizzle the sauce over the salad and beef.