Yakitori (焼き鳥/やきとり/ヤキトリ), grilled chicken, is a Japanese type of skewered chicken dipped in barbeque sauce. The juicy pieces of skewered chicken are then dipped in cold beer, this making the dish even more appealing to the clients.
It is made from several bite-sized pieces of chicken meat, or chicken offal, skewered on a bamboo skewer and grilled, usually over charcoal. All parts of the chicken including thighs, skin, liver are used for preparing this dish.
Diners ordering yakitori usually have a choice of having it served with salt or with tare sauce, which is generally made up of mirin, sake, soy sauce and sugar. The sauce is applied to the skewered meat and is grilled until delicately cooked.
Though it represents a popular dish in countries like USA, France, and UK, Yakitori remains to be a traditional Japanese food that is extremely famous in Tokyo.
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