1. Coat the block beef with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and let sit for about 30 min.
2. On a frypan, grill the beef (only its surface) on all sides until well browned.
3. Preheat your oven to 110℃ degrees.
4. Place the roast beef onto a baking dish. I usually put aluminium foil on the baking dish. Bake for 50min or more. (Depend on how your beef is big.)
NOTE : Insert your meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, if it shows 60 to 63℃ degree, then the meat is ready!
5. Wrap the roast up tightly in the foil and let it rest outside the oven at room temperature. While it is resting, it will continue to cook.
6. In the meantime, making the sauce In the same frying-pan (just remove any burnt garlic bits) fry the garlic until fragrant. Add shallot and cook until browned. Then add butter. Once the butter is melted, add all the other sauce ingredients (soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, sugar and mirin). Bring it to a boil and add olive oil (1 tbsp). Then transfer to your serving plate. Almost ready!
6. Using a sharp knife, slice the roast beef into thin slices (as per your taste) and serve with the sauce!
1. Coat the block beef with salt, pepper and garlic and let sit for about 15min.
2. Grill the beef (only its surface) on all sides until well browned.
3. Put the beef inside a ziplock bag, let all the air out, and close it well.
4. Pour boiling water in the rice cooker and place the beef packed in ziplock in it. Top up with more boiling water to cover the beef but don't overflow the bowl. I also put a small dish as a weight to keep the beef down.
5. Close the rice cooker lid and turn on the KEEP WARM function. Leave it for about 40min. The exact time really depends on the size of the beef.
6. Remove the beef from the rice cooker and let it cool to room temperature. Then wrap it with saran wrap and let it sit.
7. Meanwhile make the sauce In a small cooking pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and cook the garlic and shallots until fragrant. Add the ingredient A and bring it to a boil. Set aside.
1. In a cooking pot, heat vegetable oil until hot. Cook garlic and ginger until fragrant, then add the pork (or beef) and fry for a few minutes.
(Optional) Remove from the heat and roast with your cooking torch if you like roasted taste :)
2. Add carrot and onion and fry for a few more minutes.
3. Add the water (1.7L) and stir to combine. Cook over high heat and bring it to a boil. Once boiled, then simmer for about 10 minutes, adding the seasoning (hondashi powder, mirin, sugar and curry roux). Dissolve the roux completely. Make sure you stir once in a while so the curry will not get burnt on the bottom. Then pour the milk (or 300ml water, if you prefer just curry udon) and bring it to a boil. A dash of salt to taste if necessary.
5. Meanwhile bring a big pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, cook the udon until cooked through. Set aside.
6. Add cooked udon into the cooking pot and cook for about 5 minutes together with the curry soup. (Or you just serve the udon in a bowl and pour milk curry over.) Top with green onion (chopped) if you like.