Chef's Recipes

Teriyaki T-bone with onion salad

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for teriyaki T-bone with onion salad by Cho Cho San in Sydney.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking plus soaking, resting
  • Serves 4 - 6
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Teriyaki T-bone with onion salad
"I love a good steak and the T-bone from Cho Cho San doesn't disappoint. Any chance you could track down the recipe for me?"
Mark Smith, Carlton, Vic
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  • 1 T-bone steak (750gm), at room temperature
  • For brushing: extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch chives, finely chopped
Teriyaki glaze
  • 100 ml dark soy sauce
  • 100 ml caster sugar
  • 100 ml mirin
  • 20 ml cooking sake
  • 10 gm (about 2cm) ginger, finely grated
  • ¼ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
Onion salad
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced into rings on a mandolin
  • ¼ Spanish onion, finely grated into a paste
  • 50 ml brown rice vinegar
  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • ½ tsp caster sugar


  • 1
    For teriyaki glaze, combine ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring to the boil and simmer until reduced by half (10-12 minutes). Strain and set aside to cool.
  • 2
    For onion salad, soak white onion in cold water for 1 hour, then rinse 5 times in cold water to remove astringency. Dry onion in a salad spinner or pat with paper towels, then place in a bowl. Whisk grated onion, vinegar, oil and sugar in a bowl to combine, season to taste, drizzle onto white onion and toss to combine.
  • 3
    Heat a barbecue or char-grill pan over high heat, brush T-bone with extra-virgin olive oil and grill until browned (4-6 minutes each side). Coat one side with teriyaki glaze and cook for a further
    2 minutes, turn and coat other side with glaze; repeat this twice until cooked to your liking (4-5 minutes for medium-rare; 6-7 minutes for medium). Rest steak for 10 minutes, then slice, arrange on a platter with onion salad, scatter with chives and serve.