１、Sukiyaki14th Nov 2018
Sukiyaki is a dish of thinly sliced beef. Shiitake mashroom, onion, tofu cooked in a pan at a table. Sugar, soy sauce and sake are added for flavor.
Compared to sukiyaki, Shabu-shyabu, the other typical Japanese dish, is a dish of thinly sliced beef, and vegetables cooked in a pan. The ingredients are quickly boiled in broth, and then eaten after being dipped in a special sauce. Like in Shabu-shabu, ingredients are broiled. Unlike Shabu-shabu, it is flavored by sugar, soy sauce and sake.
It is often said that Sukiyaki symbolizes the westernization of Japan. Up to the Edo period, Japanese people had not eaten beef. Since the Meiji restoration, we began to eat beef, influenced by the western culture of cuisine. Sukiyaki is the kind of dish developed during the period.
Let me tell you where you could eat delicious Sukiyaki. If you want to eat Sukiyaki, you might wonder where to eat it. There are two choices. One is a restaurant specializing this dish. The other is a kind of family restaurant. The former is my recommendation.
One of the famouse restaurant is named “今半” in Asakusa. Specializing this dish, the restaurant is a kind of haute cuisine. Prices are relatively more expensive that some other shops.