su·​ki·​ya·​ki | \ skē-ˈyä-kē How to pronounce sukiyaki (audio) ; ˌsu̇-kē-ˈyä-, ˌsü- How to pronounce sukiyaki (audio) \

Definition of sukiyaki

: 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 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 Feastive, available only in New York, sends along the special equipment needed to make some of the meals — winter raclette and sukiyaki, for example — and picks it up later. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of sukiyaki

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sukiyaki

Japanese, from suki- slice + yaki broil

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“Sukiyaki.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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