Teppanyaki is a culinary masterpiece that involves a flat iron griddle to prepare food. The meat, seafood, vegetables, and noodles are cooked on the grill and served to you simmering hot. Here’s all you need to know about these fascinating indulgences before you try them for yourself.

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Where to Try

You can step into most Japanese restaurants to try these grilled yummies for yourself. Most teppanyaki restaurants feature other Japanese food such as sushi. Wherever in the world, you will come across at least one teppanyaki joint to try these out. For example, if you’re vacationing in Bangkok and staying at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, you can find many Japanese restaurants in Riverside to try teppanyaki.

The Origins

The origins of teppanyaki go all the way back to 1945 when a Japanese restaurant chain called Misono introduced steakhouses to Japan. They invented a new way to prepare dishes on a flat iron pot, similar to most American grilled dishes. The food soon became a sensation, and today, it is not just about the flavour, but also about the presentation and amazing show of how it gets prepared.

What to Expect     

You will find most dishes incorporated with ginger, garlic, and soy sauce. There is a great range of teppanyaki to explore, and you will not find similar menus in any two different restaurants you visit. Meat, seafood, vegetables, rice, and noodles are some of the most common food items you will find in most teppanyaki restaurants.