The sizzle of food hitting an iron pan is the most common sounds in Japanese cooking. Teppanyaki cooking is a Japanese style of cooking which defines the sound of food hitting an iron plate and is a possible explanation to their long life expectancy. Teppanyaki is derived from the word teppan which means iron plate and yaki which means grill. It basically involves grilling food on a hot iron skillet. This style of cooking was initiated in 1945 in Japanese restaurants as guests loved to watch their food being cooked.
Important features of this cooking secret:
- Food is generally not overcooked, hence all the nutrients are retained and the flavors are well blended.
- Only light seasoning and fresh ingredients are used .
- Only a drizzle of soybean oil is used and the food cooked is low in fat.
- It is generally served in small portions.
- Perfect food to avoid the greasy outside food. It is simply a weight watcher’s delight.
- The slow cooking traps food juices and nutrients.
- Teppan Soup is a nutrient rich starter.
- Teppan salad is a low-calorie appetizer which aids in weight loss.
- Mushrooms and broccoli are used in abundance that makes the food rich in Vitamin B, D, and selenium.
- The beauty food, shrimp cooked with minimum oil is also used in abundance.
- Green Tea, rich in antioxidants is consumed with the Teppan meal.
So, if you are health conscious foodie, Teppanyaki food should be on your food list.