Hashed Beef and Rice, known in Japan as Hayashi Rice (ハヤシライス) is a very popular dish that is prepared at homes around the country. This dish has a European feel, and features meats and vegetable in a wonderful sweet Demi glacé sauce. It is almost always served over white rice- which is the reason it is called hayashi rice in Japan.
Hayashi Rice can be ordered in cafes around Japan and can be ordered as part of a meal set or ala carte. It is always served over rice and salad is a very popular side order. It can be enjoyed with either hot tea or cold tea and goes down well on a cold day.