What is “Teppanyaki” – A unique culinary experience!

A cuisine that originated in Japan and currently gaining much popularity is “Teppanyaki” read on to know what it is and know more about this amazing cooking practice.

Teppanyaki

Teppanyaki | Image Credit : Pilzland, Teppanyaki-Steak, CC BY-SA 3.0

What is it?

Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. the griddle is kept searing hot to cook food quicker and the cooking method gives the food a unique flavour that many will start loving once they try.

What can you have in Teppanyaki?

Almost all meats and vegetables can be cooked in this style but the most popular food item that is cooked on the griddle is steak. The meat on the griddle takes just a few minutes to cook and once done it will certainly be a delight to savour. Apart from steak, other food items such as shrimp, scallops, fish, chicken, mushrooms and many others can also be cooked Teppanyaki-Style.

The Griddle

Teppanyaki Griddles are called Teppan, they are flat and mostly propane heated. They are used to prepare food in front of the guest which makes their appetite grow and to provide them with a unique dining experience.

Where can you find Teppanyaki?

This type of cuisine can be enjoyed in many Japanese restaurants, there are also a number of special teppanyaki restaurants the likes of Benihana Thailand and that specialise in serving food that is prepared this way. Visiting one of them will certainly be an amazing culinary experience.

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Must try dishes at Benihana Thailand – A delectable experience!

Benihana is a popular restaurant that is well known for its mouth-wateringly delicious food items. Here are some of the most decadent dishes served at the restaurant and are really easy to make from home.

Haystack Tempura

This is one of the signature dishes served by the restaurant and it is made by deep frying selected vegetables such as carrots, beans mushrooms and corn dipped in Kikkoman Japanese Style Tempura Batter. It is then served with drizzle a special dressing and the juice of a citrusy lemon to taste.

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable Bowl

Treat your palate with the most delicious teriyaki chicken recipe yet! This miraculously simple yet flavourful dish is prepared by cooking succulent cubes of chicken in teriyaki sauce with vegetables of your preference and it is served hot with Udon noodles or a bowl of steamed rice.

Yoshinoya Beef Bowl

Locally known as Gyudon the beef bowl is one of the most popular meals in Japan. The dish is from thinly sliced beef and onion that is stewed in a sweet and savoury dashi broth that is flavoured with sake, mirin, and soy sauce. Then the cooked meat is then served with a hot bowl of steamed rice topped with the reduced sauce from the dish.

Azuki Red Bean Ice Cream

The Azuki Red Bean Ice Cream is a famous dessert that is consumed across the islands of the Pacific and one of the sought over desserts in Benihana Thailand and many other Teppanyaki restaurants. The decadent dessert is made from sweetened red Azuki bean mixed with milk egg yolks and sugar and stirred on medium heat till it thickens and then it is refrigerated overnight for it to get an ice creamy texture.

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Fun facts about Benihana – Tingle your taste buds!

There isn’t anyone who does not love Benihana’s fried rice and amazing raw seafood delicacies. Here are some interesting facts that will tempt you to visit this teppanyaki-style restaurant in Thailand.

History

In 1964, a Japanese-born American wrestler, Rocky Aoki started the first Benihana restaurant in New York with an aim of showcasing authentic Japanese cuisine. The culinary arts were performed by well-trained chefs with theatrical effects. Initially, it was a four-table restaurant which now has expanded up to 16 Japanese cuisine restaurants around the world.

Benihana cooking tricks

Apart from cooking delicious dishes like pasta, fish and seafood and fried rice, the chefs are also trained to entertain guests with amazing cooking tricks. The popular onion volcano with fire is one such creative dish. Tourists in search of an ideal Japanese restaurant in Bangkok can count on Benihana Thailand to taste a yummy sushi and more Japanese delicacies.

Not to be missed “lobster”!

Those visiting this amazing restaurant should taste a dish of breathtakingly delicious lobster with garlic butter. You can either get a filet mignon and lobster tail or two entire lobsters just for $45-ish dollars which is certainly an affordable deal.

Unforgettable gifts

Enjoy a memorable birthday! Register in Benihana’s ‘The Chef’s Table’ and answer the survey, you will get a $30 birthday certificate to have a good time on your birthday.

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