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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Founder of Benihana – The humble soul behind the success of Benihana!

From being an Olympic Wrestler and creating one of the world-famous Japanese brands, Benihana, Rocky H. Aoki is a role model that we all can look up to.

Benihana Restaurant | Image Credit: Larry D. Moore, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Benihana_dinner.jpg">Benihana dinner</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 3.0</a>

Benihana Restaurant | Image Credit: Larry D. Moore, Benihana dinner, CC BY-SA 3.0

Early life

Rocky Aoki was born on October 9, 1938, in Tokyo, Japan. Being a descendant of Samurai warriors, he moved to New York to continue his wrestling career. Rocky was offered wrestling scholarships from several colleges. He was excellent in athletics competing in track and field.

Journey of Benihana

Rocky studied restaurant management when he was in New York. Eventually, he was able to realize his dream by opening the first Benihana in America. He had saved $10,000 from various jobs including selling ice cream and borrowed the rest to open this first four table “Teppanyaki Restaurant” in 1964.

Surpassing boundaries

Benihana’s recognition today as a cultural icon with 116 restaurants around the world continues to be a result of close relationships with guests and employees. For instance, being one of the finest Teppanyaki restaurants in the riverside Bangkok, Benihana Thailand offers truly authentic Japanese dishes and the most entertaining chefs in Thailand.

Multi-faceted personality

Rocky uniquely combined his love of adventure with his love for restaurants. He was fond of powerboat racing and won five US offshore races. In addition, he sponsored the “Benihana Grand Prix” in Point Pleasant. Rocky was the author of 13 business motivational books.

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