Foodie Track: Japan Issue 5: Yakiniku Meat Loves Night

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

Ooh on a cold dreary winter night of minus temperature, nothing beats pipin” hot meat cooked to your preference – charred black or medium rare. My last night in Japan was spent at Chiba, a town about 20 minutes from Tokyo by JR train. I can”t remember what the name of this restaurant is called unfortunately, but it is yummi-fied (for the lack of a better word).

The smoking section

The grill


Mustard sauce

Eek, I can’t take chilli so this is a huge no-no for me!

Korean-like appetiser

They have a designated Ladies’ Set with smaller portions of meat so we can handle it!

A whole load of other meat

Just starting out…

Let’s get cooking!


Oops, oil from the chicken meat caused a mini fire

Melon soda

The rice that came with the set was free flow! I didn’t finish my rice but I was full enough from the eight pieces of meat that came with my Ladies’ Set! My set came with soup, a drink and a scoop of ice cream for dessert.


In Singapore, a similar restaurant like this would be Tajimaya Yakiniku at Vivocity! It’s a two-restaurant-in-one, with its sister Shabu Shabu restaurant next door.


So if you are a meat lover (especially beef), YAKINIKU might be your next big thing!

Cheryl Tay

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