How To Eat Sukiyaki
While writing about how to eat Sukiyaki, it becomes imperative that some details of making Sukiyaki is also included since making and eating Sukiyaki is an integrated communal process. Sukiyaki is a one-pot Japanese meal cooked at the table where in people gather around the pot and cook and eat together. Thinly sliced beef is the main ingredient of Sukiyaki. The beef is cooked in a skillet along with many types of vegetables, Sukiyaki sauce, noodles, whole eggs etc. 'Yaki' in Japanese means 'grill or sautee'.
Arrangement of Ingredients Prior to Making and Eating Sukiyaki
Sukiyaki need not be cooked in the kitchen. All the ingredients are cut and arranged in platters around a skillet. The requirements include:
Beef platter with thinly sliced beef.
Vegetable platter with mushrooms, leeks, spring onions, Chinese cabbage etc.
A platter with tofu, whole eggs, blanched Shirataki noodles.
Jug of Japanese Sukiyaki broth.
To make and eat Sukiyaki, specific utensils are required. Utensils are arranged on table for each diner. Each diner taking part in eating Sukiyaki is provided with a small serving bowl, one set of chopsticks and one small bowl for the raw egg.
Cooking and Eating Sukiyaki