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Saikoro Steak with Oroshi Ponzu sause サイコロステーキおろしポン酢

Hello, this is Bridge to JAPAN.
This time, I would like to show you how to make “Saikoro Steak ( dice steak ) with Oroshi Ponzu”.
There are many ways to season it, but I’ll show you how to make it using the light flavor of grated radish.
A dice steak is a piece of beef or other meat that has been shaped into a dice and grilled.

It is easy to make at home, but it is also a standard menu item at restaurants such as Izakaya.
Many Japanese people order dice steak when they go to an izakaya.
Since it is already cut into bite-size pieces, it is easy to eat.
The most common seasonings are garlic soy sauce, butter soy sauce, and grated radish.


  • Saikoro means ” Dice” in English
  • Saikoro Steak is a standard menu item at Izakaya
  • Japanese people like to eat steak with refreshing ponzu sauce as well

Episode in Japan

Dice steak is one of the most popular menu items at Izakaya, and I used to order it whenever I went to Izakaya. The taste varies from pub to pub, and the springy meat and refreshing seasoning stimulate the appetite even more. Daikon radish is also a digestive aid, so it is a great match for fatty meat. If you ever go to a Japanese pub, you should definitely try Japanese dice steak!

The Key Item

There are many ways to season Saikoro steak, some with just salt and pepper, some with garlic and soy sauce, but this time I will use grated ponzu sauce. Grated daikon helps with digestion and absorption, and ponzu is one of the most refreshing sauces made from citrus fruits.

The diced steak contains fat, so that’s exactly what the grated ponzu helps to enhance. The savory flavor of the meat is served lightly with the ponzu sauce. This is one of the traditional ways of eating meat in Japan. In Europe and the U.S., sauces such as demi-glace sauce are the norm, but I would like you to try ponzu sauce. It can be used not only for steaks but also for hot pot dishes such as Mizutaki.
I urge you to give the grated ponzu sauce a try!

How to make Saikoro Steak with Oroshi Ponzu sause

Saikoro Steak with Oroshi Ponzu

Recipe by Bridge to JAPANCourse: MainCuisine: JapaneseDifficulty: Easy


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A general term for steaks made from diced beef or other meat that is grilled.


  • 450-500g Beef

  • Salt and Pepper

  • 1 Tbsp Oil

  • Radish

  • Ponzu sauce

  • Shallots


  • Finely chop the green onion.
  • Peel and grate the daikon radish. Drain off the water.
  • Cut steak meat into cubes and season with a little salt and pepper.
  • Add olive oil to a frying pan, add the beef and cook over high heat.
  • Cook until browned on one side and turn over when browned.
  • Cover and wait for one minute, then serve.
  • **Serving**
  • Place the diced steak on a plate and garnish with grated daikon on the side.
  • Serve with ponzu sauce.
  • Sprinkle with green onions to finish.
  • It’s ready!

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  • You can also cut up some tomatoes to garnish!

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