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Teppanyaki Food 101: All the Basics You Need To Know

Teppanyaki is a style of cooking that originated in Japan but has since spread around the world. It is quite popular in some other countries, and it’s easy to see why. The food is prepared right before your eyes on an iron griddle, with lots of theatrics. This article will give you more information about the basic things you should know about Teppanyaki, so read on.

What Is Teppanyaki?

    Teppanyaki is a style of cooking where food is prepared and served on heated iron plates. Teppan means “iron plate” and Yaki refers to the fact that many different types of ingredients are grilled, seared, or cooked at high temperatures over an open flame. This type of Japanese cuisine was first invented in Tokyo during World War II when there were limited resources available for chefs to use to prepare meals for their guests. Nowadays this method of cooking has become very popular around the world as it allows anyone with access to teppanyaki equipment to provide amazing meals without having any previous experience. It can be used by amateurs like me who want something different from the standard BBQ, or by professional chefs to create unique and show-stopping dishes.

Teppanyaki’s Theatrics

    One central aspect of teppanyaki dining is cooking with extreme precision, which can make the experience similar to dinner theater. This includes flipping cooked prawns onto diners’ awaiting plates in one motion and slicing meat or seafood as if it were butter. While some techniques are employed less frequently overseas than they might be at home like setting flame diced onions stacked on top, you’re sure going enjoy an excellent meal when you go out here because these chefs know what they’re doing just like any good chef anywhere else would do their job well too.

Teppanyaki Food And Courses

    Teppanyaki cuisine is known for its variety. The menu may differ from restaurant to restaurant, but most teppanyaki establishments offer a Western-style course meal with a Japanese twist. Menus typically start with an appetizer called zensai, soup, and salad followed by seafood dish or meat main courses, there are also rice dishes that can be served alongside your choice of several desserts like ice cream sundaes which will make you feel satisfied. Here are some:

  • Seafood

    For those who prefer their seafood cooked less, the grilled prawns and scallops are perfect. The chef has an opportunity to show off with this dish- it also allows you a chance at sampling premium Japanese delicacies like Ise spiny lobster or black abalone from Hokkaido that will be sure not to disappoint.

  • Beef

    As the Japanese take on American-style steakhouses, teppanyaki offers up a meat course that’s sure to make it clear why this type of dining has been around for centuries. With such premium beef like black-haired wagyu or Omi as well as Kobe available at your local restaurant. There are plenty of reasons in addition to how amazing they taste just looking at them. The rich sweetness comes not only because these cattle have been dry-aged but also due often being cooked over open flames which creates an unforgettable flavor profile unlike anywhere else you’ll find outside Japan itself.

  • Rice

    A rice course of risotto or fried rice and an egg cooked directly on the teppan cooktop are usually also included. Especially chefs may show off their skill by flipping, tossing, and breaking the yolk with a spatula before frying it up.

  • Desserts

    It is important to end each meal with something sweet and refreshing. A dessert such as sorbet, cake, or pastries goes well alongside coffee or tea for an optimal ending touch that will leave your mouth feeling satisfied but not too heavy after all those goodies.

How Much Does A Teppanyaki Meal Cost?

    A Teppanyaki meal is a great way to enjoy good food with friends and family. But before you head to your nearest Japanese restaurant, it’s important to know what to expect in terms of price. On average, a Teppanyaki meal will cost around $30 per person. However, this can vary depending on the location and type of restaurant you choose. So be sure to do your research ahead of time.

    So, now you know all the basic things about teppanyaki. As you can see, Teppanyaki is a great place for family meals. We offer the best in delicious seafood and beef options that are sure to delight your taste buds. If you want more information on what we have to offer or would like to try out our food for yourself, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

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