Random Eats in Beijing – Yoshinoya


Ben and I wanted a light dinner since we had hot pot lunch at Xiabu Xiabu. Unfortunately, no photography is allowed at Xiabu Xiabu.

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Ben decided to have our dinner take out from Yoshinoya, a Japanese fast food chain.

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Ben wanted to show me the take out container from Yoshinoya, which is customized.

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We had Yoshinoya’s most popular item, Beef on Rice. Ben told me when USA had a mad cow incidence sometime ago, there was a huge line-up at Yoshinoya because people were worried about the shortage of beef and this popular dish being discontinued temporary. When the crisis was over, there was a huge celebration at Yoshinoya when this dish was put back on the menu.

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The take out container came in two compartments; the bottom for rice and the top for the beef. This way, the rice will not be too soggy.

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The beef was tender and slightly sweetish with onions.

Beef on Rice was RMB21 (CAD3.50).

5 thoughts on “Random Eats in Beijing – Yoshinoya

  1. What a unique container! The US doesn’t even have this feature of separated rice and meat: everything is just placed in a regular styrofoam container: round ones for a “regular size” and larger take out style boxes for “large.”

  2. Yoshinoya is the McDonald’s of Gyu Don (beef on rice) and located all over Japan. I wish they would open up in Canada because Vancouver is ready for it. It’s fast food but actually really delicious and probably not as unhealthy as a fried burger.

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