From the Japanese Kitchen: Yakitori


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As you may know yakitori is Japanese style skewered chicken, and literary means “yaki = grilled” and “tori = chicken”. In many countries, you can find a variety of  skewered meat like Turkish kebabs and southeast asian satays. I guess they are all very good. Japanese style yakitori is also delicious and very popular especially as snacks for beer or sake 😀 You can have yakitori not only at cheap bars called “izakaya” but also at upscale restaurants.

Today, I would like to introduce how to make yakitori at home. The recipe is from “Cooking with Dog” as usual (^^). In the video, the woman uses a special burner. I don’t think you have the burner like that, so you can use a regular frying pan or a barbecue grill. Give it a try!



[Ingredients -serves for 2]

300g Chicken (0.661 lb.)
12 Shishito Peppers
1 Spring Onion
2 Shiitake Mushrooms

1/4 Lemon
Seven Flavor Chili Pepper >> If you don’t have this, regular chili pepper powder is fine.
3 Shiso Leaves

– Yakitori Sauce –
100ml Soy Sauce (3.38 fl. oz)
100ml Sake (3.38 fl. oz)
3 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Honey
1 clove of Garlic

** The yakitori sauce can be stored in a fridge and reheated for reuse. The dipping process helps bring out the flavor of the sauce every time repeated.


Source: Cooking with Dog


This is JAPAN Style!