Yakitori refers to bite-sized pieces of chicken skewered on a bamboo skewer and barbecued over a charcoal grill. Yakitori is the main staple of izakaya, (Japanese pubs), but are often found on the streets of Japan as a quick, delicious snack.
Some common yakitori includes:
hatsu or kokoro , chicken heart
rebã , liver
sunagimo , or zuri chicken gizzard
tsukune , chicken meatballs
(tori)kawa chicken skin, grilled until crispy
tebasaki , chicken wing
bonjiri , chicken tail
shiro , chicken small intestines
ikada (lit. raft), Japanese scallion, with two skewers to prevent rotation
gyútan , ox tongue, sliced thinly
nankotsu , chicken cartilage
toriniku, all white meat on skewer
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