‘Yakiniku’ means “grilled meat” in Japanese. The term can refer to grilled meat dishes, but most commonly it refers to the Japanese style BBQ. Bite-size meat and vegetables are cooked on the iron grid or plate over a flame of wood charcoals, or if indoor, gas or electric tabletop grill or hotplate. It’s a great fun and easy-to-prepare to entertain your guests.


*Note: All ingredients need to be prepared in the sizes that are easy to eat.
Meat: Beef, Pork, Chicken, Lamb, Mutton, Sausages, etc.
Vegetables: Cabbage, Carrots, Onions, Capsicums, Peppers, Pumpkin, Eggplant, etc.
Mushrooms: Shiitake, Enoki, Maitake, Oyster, King Brown, Shimeji, etc.

My Family’s Yakiniku Sauce

Roasted Sesame Seeds 3 tablespoons
Garlic 1 to 2 cloves *grated
Ginger 1 small piece *grated
Apple 1/2 *grated
Onion 1/4 * grated
Soy Sauce 1/2 cup
Mirin 2 tablespoons
Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) 1 to 2 teaspoons
*Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Once it starts boiling, remove from the heat, then cool.

  1. Heat the grill or hotplate, and cook the ingredients. *Note: Use appropriate cooking tools or appliances that are suitable for the environment where you are cooking.

  2. When things are cooked, you take whatever you like, dip it in the sauce and enjoy it. I recommend to serve freshly cooked rice as well.

  3. As things are eaten, cook more as required. This way everyone can eat until they are satisfied.