Beef Tataki

Beef Tataki is a Japanese dish that consists of thinly sliced seared beef served with a variety of garnishes and sauces. It is a simple yet flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick and satisfying meal. Here is a recipe for Beef Tataki:


  • 1 pound thinly sliced beef sirloin or ribeye
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon wagyu beef tallow or vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar to make the marinade.

  2. Place the beef in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Marinate the beef for at least 15 minutes or up to 2 hours.

  3. Heat a large skillet or griddle over high heat. Add the beef tallow or oil and allow it to heat up.

  4. When the oil is hot, add the beef to the skillet in a single layer. Cook the beef for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until it is seared and caramelized on the outside but still pink on the inside.

  5. Remove the beef from the skillet and thinly slice it against the grain.

  6. To serve, place the sliced beef on a platter and garnish with the minced garlic, sliced scallions, and toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Optional garnishes: You can also serve the beef tataki with a variety of garnishes and sauces, such as thinly sliced red onion, grated daikon radish, ponzu sauce, or wasabi mayonnaise. Experiment with different combinations to find your favorite!