Do you like seeing your food being cooked? Ensuring that the chef does not add extra ingredients to your food or spike your food (which will rarely happen, of course)? Do you like seeing how your food is being cooked, right in front of you? If yes, then teppanyaki is the best for you!
Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. The word teppanyaki is derived from teppan, which means iron plate, and yaki, which means grilled, broiled, or pan-fried. In Japan, teppanyaki refers to dishes cooked using an iron plate, including steak, shrimp, okonomiyaki, yakisoba, and monjayaki.
Modern teppanyaki grills are typically propane-heated flat surface grills and are widely used to cook food in front of guests at restaurants. Teppanyaki grills are commonly confused with the hibachi barbecue grill, which has a charcoal or gas flame and is made with an open grate design. With a solid griddle type cook surface, the teppanyaki is more suitable for smaller ingredients, such as rice, egg, and finely chopped vegetables.
“Our chatter was matched by the sizzling & clattering of the chef’s acoustic performance on the hot plate. bit by bit, item by item, the chef organized the hot plate strategically to accomodate different cooking times taken for the respective orders. it didnt take long before the dishes were served piping hot before us, while we dug in like true blue meatarians.” A review of a user of hungrygowhere.com commented.
The prices might be costly for some meals and restaurants but it’s definitely worth a try and it will surely make you crave for more.
One of the recommended restaurants in Singapore is Hill Top Japanese Restaurant at Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill. It’s definitely worth spending your precious pocket money for and I’m sure your mouth will water at the sight of the delicious food being prepared in front of your very eyes.
Chevonne Law (3J)