Everything you need to know about Yakitori

Today, let’s talk about one of the best Japanese food. You know which is this? 🙂

It is possible for you to find a large number of unique foods in Japan. Out of them, this great food holds a prominent place. By appearance, Yakitori looks like burned chicken. But if you taste it, you will be able to figure out how unique it is. It is a type of skewered chicken prepared by people in Japan.

Do yakitori

How can we make it?

So, how it’s made? 

The preparation process is a relatively complex one. In ere, meat is skewered along with kushi. Skewer used for this process is usually made out of bamboo or steel. After skewering, this is grilled over charcoal fire. Moreover, it is seasoned along with salt or tart sauce to enhance the taste.

You can find two main varieties. The seasoning process differentiates these two varieties. They include salty sweet and salty Yakitori. When preparing salty one, plain salt is being used as the main ingredient during the seasoning process. But when preparing salty sweet one, tate is being used. Tate is a special sauce, which contains soy sauce, sake, mirin and sugar. A variety of spices, such as shichimi, cayenne pepper, black pepper and Japanese pepper are also being used to enhance the taste delivered.

It’s served to the guests in every part of Japan. You can commonly see them being served around the large stations, which are located near business districts. In addition, you can see a large number of small shops, which specialize in selling. These shops are known as Yakitori-ya by people in Japan. These small shops don’t have dining facilities.

Therefore, people will have to take out what they purchase. However, it is important to keep in mind that Yakitori is a widely served dish in the popular sit down restaurants across the country as well.

This is not a food item that is limited to specialty shops. Therefore, you will not find it as a difficult task to purchase this food in Japan. You will be able to find them in many different flavors as well. It is up to you to go through the available flavors and purchase the best ones out of them as per your preferences.

Due to the portability and ease of preparation, this great meal has become one of the most popular street foods in Japan. People prefer to enjoy this delicious food along with beer and sake. They have the ability to enhance the unique flavor offered by Yakitori.

While you are ordering it, you will be able to select whether you want the skewers seasoned with a flavor of your preferences or not. You will have to consume this food by your hands. You can directly eat it after taking out of the skewer. Some people prefer to use chopsticks in order to remove meat from skewer before they consume. If you are eating Yakitori at a restaurant, you will also be provided with a small cut, which can be used to put discarded skewers.

So try it, and let me know how was it. 🙂

2017. September 18. – Respect for the Aged Day, national holiday in Japan

Today let’s talk about a little history of Japan. As i study, i am very interested in the historical things of this wonderful country.

Among national holidays that are celebrated by people in Japan, Respect for the Aged Day holds a prominent place. This holiday is being celebrated to honor to elderly citizen in Japan. The first ever celebrations started back in 1966. Since then, it was held on 15th of September, every year. After 2003, it was shifted to third Monday of every September. That means in 2017 September 18th.

Respect For the Aged Day

Even though people started celebrating Respect for the Aged Day back in 1966, its origins trace back all the way up to 1947. In 1947, Nomadani-mura proclaimed 15th of September to be the Old Folks Day. This concept became popular along with time and it became a nationwide holiday in 1966. On this day, Japanese media companies take time to telecast reports on elderly population. They also pay special attention towards the oldest people who live within the country.

People also consider as the Seniors Day. This day is also linked with a variety of traditions. Primary objective of all these traditions is to honor the elders. People also tend to purchase special gifts special gifts for their elders on this day and wish them with longevity.

2017 September 18. Respect for the aged day

Celebrating the aged people

Japan has got the highest population with seniors who are aged over 100 years. All the seniors who reach 100 years for a given year are provided with a silver sake dish on the day. Before 2016, dishes that were made out of real silver were provided to the seniors. However, now they are being provided with silver plated dishes. The increasing number of centenarians within the country has contributed towards the above mentioned fact. The government had to spend a considerable amount of money on the silver dishes as well and giving silver plated dishes have assisted them to reduce the expenses by a great extent.

According to the stats of 2015, the average life expectancy of a person in Japan was 87.05. Moreover, it was identified that more than 34.6 million people living in the country are aged over 65 years. This has given a tough challenge for the Japanese government as well because they need to focus on how to fund social security payments and provide health care facilities.

On Respect for the Aged Day, all the media channels in Japan take time to feature older generations. It has also been declared as a national holiday. This provides plenty of time for the people to celebrate the day with their seniors. Most of the Japanese people live away from their seniors. On this day, they take time to visit the seniors and see whether they are doing well.

Due to all these reasons, can be considered as one of the most prominent national holidays that are celebrated by people who live in Japan.

Hi, so let me introduce a little, and starting my blog :)

So, That is the first time that i am writing something to the big internet. Ok so, iam a 23 years old girl, my english is not perfect, it is not my mother language. but who cares. Did you know, that my last name “bousai” means in japanese “disaster prevention”? Man, what a name. :))

And you can write it down so: 防災

Cool, isn’t it? Thanks DAD!

So, that is for today. I am going to sleep. So you tomorrow.