Sukiyaki

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Sukiyaki Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • thin beef strips (or chicken or pork) cooked briefly at the table with onions and greens and soy sauce

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  • thin beef strips (or chicken or pork) cooked briefly at the table with onions and greens and soy sauce

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Sukiyaki Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Sukiyaki is a very popular one-pot meal in Japan. The main ingredient is thin sliced beef, and it is simmered in a skillet or pan in the sukiyaki sauce with many vegetables and other ingredients. The word "yaki" means "sautee" or "grill" in Japanese. The word is used because the beef in sukiyaki is sauteed in the hot skillet.

In Japan, because of religious beliefs people were forbidden to eat beef, venison, horse, mutton and other meat from Asuka era to Meizi era. issue of religion. Cattle and horse were also work animals, therefore if people eat cattle and horse meat, people were punished. This is a commandment of Buddhism. But difficulty in making a living meant that people secretly ate boar and venison meat. Over time people ate beef secretly.

The first sukiyaki store opened in Kyoto at the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The Meiji emperor ate beef. He liked taste of sukiyaki. After that, the emperor lifted the ban on eating beef. People were allowed to eat beef publicly. In the west it is called “Sukiyaki”, in the east it is called “Gyunabe”. It is popular all over Japan. Sukiyaki’s contents do not change now. It is thinly sliced beef cooked in an iron pot, with bean curd, sliced onion, mushroom and other kinds of seasoning. Then the beef and vegetables are picked directly from the pan by chopstick and eaten by dipping them into a small bowl containing raw egg. Sukiyaki became symbol of cultural enlightenment.



Sukiyaki Sample Sentences in News


  • Photos: Serving up sukiyaki in Wapato
    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:00:46 GMT By Mason Trinca Yakima Herald-Republic The 54th annual Sukiyaki Dinner was held Sunday in Wapato. The annual event is a benefit to support operation of the Buddhist Hall and neighboring Buddhist Church.... Read more on this news related to 'Sukiyaki'
  • Tokyo, Manila, Colombo in 24 hours. Living a #Travelife.
    Good evening from another airport lounge, somewhere in Asia , on my way to Colombo, living a #Travelife. It was a very Travelife sort of way to finally get to this lounge , where I'm waiting to board my flight to Sri Lanka. REMEMBERING A COUPLE OF  NICE SUKIYAKI LUNCHES  Just yesterday, I was in Tokyo having sukiyaki for lunch and sort of remembering how the Read more on this news related to 'Sukiyaki'
  • Preparation to begin for Wapato’s annual Sukiyaki Dinner
    Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:01:05 GMT By Phil Ferolito Yakima Herald-Republic WAPATO — A small crew will begin chopping vegetables this morning in the kitchen of the Buddhist Hall to prepare for the 54th annual Sukiyaki Dinner on Sunday. The dinner begins at 11:30 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. at the hall, 212 W. Second Ave. in ... Read more on this news related to 'Sukiyaki'

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