“Yakitori” Japanese grilled chicken
"Yakitori" Japanese grilled chicken
"Yakitori" or Japanese grilled chicken are grilled chicken skewers made from bite sized pieces of meat from all different parts of the chicken and usually cooked over charcoal.
When ordering, you can choose whether you want your skewers seasoned with a sweet and savory yakitori sauce (tare) or with salt (shio). For those who want the real taste the chicken, we recommend “with salt”.
So where can you find “Yakitori”?
In Japan, Yakitori is easily found at specialized yakitori-ya and you can also find yakitori menu in Izakaya.
What’s in Yakitori menu?
Each parts of the chicken will be called in difference names. Such as:
1. Momo (chicken thigh meat) และ Fukurahagi (a part below thigh meat)
2. Tebasaki (chicken wings)
3. Rebaa (chicken livers)
4. Seseri (chicken neck)
5. Tsukune (meatballs made of minced chicken, egg, vegetables and spices)
6. Hatsu (chicken heart)
7. Kawa (trips of fatty chicken skin)
8. Nankotsu (the cartilage taken from the keel bone between the chicken breasts)
Most yakitori restaurants also sell some non-chicken skewers
such as sweet peppers, green onion, tomatoes, streaky pork and bacon.
Nowadays, there are some yakitori-ya open in many areas especially in Sukhumvit area.
If you have time don’t forget to drop by and try it!