29 Jul '14, 7pm
Yakitori Hachibei Restaurant, Roppongi - one of the best!
Since are so many choices when dining in Tokyo, why do I keep coming back to something so simple like Yakitori? Yakitori is ostensibly the most basic of foods – meats and vegetables, grilled on a stick. Many cultures have something similar like Thai moo ping (grilled pork on a stick) or Turkish kofte (grilled lamb kebabs) but I would argue that the Japanese version of a meal on a stick is by far the best. The Japanese obsession with detail elevates even the simplest of dishes and yaktori is no exception. As such, whenever I am in Tokyo I am perpetually on the hunt for a new yakitori place to try.