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.
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. 🙂