su·​ki·​ya·​ki skē-ˈyä-kē How to pronounce sukiyaki (audio)
ˌsü- How to pronounce sukiyaki (audio)
: a dish consisting of thin slices of meat, tofu, and vegetables cooked in soy sauce and sugar

Examples of sukiyaki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent guests also rave about the on-site food, including the option to indulge in the fireside dinner on an open grill with menu items like Agu pork shabu-shabu and Okinawa soba noodle; Agu pork and Okinawa Motobu beef mixed sukiyaki; or seafood BBQ and Okinawan Jushi steamed rice. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2024 Broth choices include the house broth, a sukiyaki style, a spicy miso or a Japanese tomato broth. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 15 Feb. 2024 The chefs behind the counter are generous with the fillings, which for the most part skew traditional, save for a few exceptions: chicken teriyaki, sweet bacon and avocado or sukiyaki. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2023 Smashburgers are a summer miracle, sukiyaki smells like childhood birthdays, but a rib-eye or porterhouse? Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 11 July 2022 Think of dishes like sukiyaki (leeks, shiitake mushrooms, and other vegetables mingle with thin slices of beef in a sweet soy broth) and oden (daikon, carrots, eggs, and fish cakes simmered in a rich dashi). Chihiro Tomioka, Bon Appétit, 20 May 2022 Toshi’s Catering Service: Chicken teriyaki donburi, beef sukiyaki donburi. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, 18 Feb. 2020 The restaurant opened in August 1963, a few doors west of its current address, and has offered sukiyaki since the beginning. New York Times, 3 July 2018 For scale, theatricality and deeply reassuring flavor, its only rival is the sukiyaki, but the kamonabe comes with a dividend: a bowl of rice cooked in the leftover broth as a second course. New York Times, 3 July 2018

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Word History


Japanese, from suki- slice + yaki broil

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sukiyaki was in 1919

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“Sukiyaki.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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