Japanese food is amazing. Surprisingly, I never knew that until I came to Chennai, but thanks to all the Japanese restaurants in the city, I can now tell you the difference between sushi and sashimi. Personally, I love dunking sushi into a soy sauce flavoured with wasabi – I just can’t get enough of it!
One Japanese restaurant that I have been keen to try out for some time now is Yakiniku at the Hyatt Regency. Luckily for me, the recent Japanese slow grilled food festival was the perfect opportunity to do just that!
Yakiniku serves authentic Japanese food and has a live teppanyaki grill. For our visit, the grill was being used to slow cook various satays in the traditional Japanese way. Slow grilling isn’t an exaggeration. It’s really slow. Normally chefs are abuzz with activity, for this slow grilled food festival? Not so much!
Japan is known for its zen way of life, which takes things slow in order to create masterful work. Perhaps this is why slow grilling became a thing. Slowly grilling the meat means that it really has time to cook in all its juices – that’s my guess, anyway 🙂
To go with the meats, four sauces are provided to enhance the taste: salty sesame (called shio), miso, plum and tonkatsu. Call me boring, but I had to get an extra helping of the shio as I poured the salt and sesame over my grils!
The slow grilled satays were only available for the food festival, but if you fancy some Japanese cuisine in Chennai, then make sure Yakiniku is on your list!
About the Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Chennai
Yakiniku is located on the lobby level of the Hyatt regency and serves up authentic Japanese dishes every night from 7pm.
HYATT REGENCY CHENNAI
365 Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018, India
Tel: +91 44 61001234
Mob: +91 9176633310