We found this dish had nice beefy flavor, and the sauce was good, but we would have liked a little more spice. (I did not have, or make, shichimi togarashi since it was optional, so that may be the problem). I will make this again, adding garlic and ginger - though I don't know if that's authentic. And may try making the spice mix. So won't assign stars til then. This dish was also super easy to make - a great weeknight supper. Served with a spinach salad.