‘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 flames of wood charcoals. If indoor, gas OR electric tabletop grill or hotplate is used. ‘Yakiniku’ is a great fun dish to entertain your guests and it is actually easy to prepare.


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

2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds *ground
2 cloves Garlic *grated
1 small piece Ginger *grated
1/2 Apple *grated
1/4 Onion * grated
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Mirin
1 to 2 teaspoons Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce)
*Note: Add 1-2 teaspoons Sugar if you like it sweeter

How to make: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring it to the boil. Once it started boiling, remove from the heat, then cool.

  1. All ingredients need to be prepared in the sizes that are easy to eat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. As things are eaten, cook more as required. This way everyone can eat until they are satisfied.