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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Nancy Singleton Hachisu devotes a chapter to nabemono, including recipes for sukiyaki. Eleanore Park, WSJ, 9 May 2018 Nigiri, maki, sashimi, sukiyaki, ramen and more are among the affordable teishoku lunch sets (think Blue Plate Specials) offered Tuesday through Friday. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, 7 Sep. 2017 Hot pot is a communal meal beloved not only in China, but also Japan (shabu-shabu and sukiyaki), Vietnam (cu lau), and Korea (sinseollo). Eric Velasco,, 16 June 2017 See More

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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 9 Dec. 2022.

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