ya·​ki·​to·​ri | \ ˌyä-ki-ˈtȯr-ē How to pronounce yakitori (audio) \

Definition of yakitori

: bite-size marinated pieces of beef, seafood, or chicken on skewers

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Recent Examples on the Web There are plates to remember here, too, though most do not come from the yakitori station, where executive sous chef Shigehisa Yokote and his team apply their shio and tare as if hoarding the seasonings for the coming apocalypse. Washington Post, "Zeppelin is fun, but its sushi doesn’t quite fly," 1 Aug. 2019 Today, Chef Han has three restaurants under his belt including Chili House, which serves traditional peking duck and Beijing dim sum, and the new Z&Y Bistro which specializes in yakitori and hot pot. Amber Turpin, The Mercury News, "Make your own Sichuan chili oil with tips from an SF Chinatown chef," 22 June 2019 Hiyoko Skewered chicken, quail, and wagyu beef dishes line the menu at Hiyoko, a 14-seat yakitori-style eatery hidden beyond an unassuming concrete façade. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 The starred restaurants include sushi, yakitori and ramen restaurants, of course — but also French, Italian and Chinese options, among others, displaying Tokyo’s international flair. The Seattle Times, "Hungry? Tokyo’s food meets visitor appetites for history and modernity," 7 Sep. 2018 His menu is yakitori in all its glory, which, by tradition, means a whole-creature approach perfectly in tune with Cosentino's, each part lightly touched with sea salt or yuzu or miso. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Hong Kong Foodie," 1 Nov. 2012 His food was French and American, and sometimes Japanese, too — duck confit with creamed corn, lobster yakitori with sweet potato fritters, pecan squares for dessert. Jay Cheshes, Town & Country, "Caviar and Cocaine," 6 Feb. 2013 Chicken thigh yakitori and uni toast with trout roe, chervil and lava salt are recent selections. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "The hottest new restaurants in Indianapolis this spring," 19 Apr. 2018 Coming up: lamb asado, piri piri turkey, barbacoa, pollo a la brasa, yakitori, jerk chicken, beef pastrami and whole-animal barbecues. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Iron Grate BBQ growing with specials, whole-animal butchering," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of yakitori

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yakitori

Japanese, grilled chicken, from yaki broil, roast + tori bird

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