August 29 is Yakiniku (BBQ) Day in Japan!

August 26, 2019

Every year, August 29 is a day of Yakiniku in Japan! (8やき29にく)
It is not a national holiday or anything, it's just a day to enjoy BBQ. 

You might think Japanese people always eat fish and don't eat meat. That is quite wrong, in fact, Japan is known for wagyu, so yes Japanese people do love meat too. In yakiniku restaurants, beef is served normally, and most of the parts of beef are eaten.

So what are the BBQ's like?

There are yakiniku (barbeque) restaurants, but we also have barbeques at home too. Steaks aren't really served commonly, people eat sliced meat that is grilled on konro (Shichirin) and dipped in various sauces. 


You can dip or marinade the meat and grill too. Enjoy the rest of summer with Yakiniku! 

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