Teppanyaki Dishes: A Guide For Beginners

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Teppanyaki Dishes: A Guide For Beginners

Teppanyaki Dishes: A Guide For Beginners

Teppanyaki is a Japanese style of cooking that appeals to many of the senses. If you have never experienced it and plan to, you are in for exciting treats. 

There are many delicious dishes included in this feast, which means that there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

The menu may be a bit different from place to place, but these are many of the dishes you can expect to see.


It is traditional for an appetizer to be offered to get you in the mood to eat. It is often something light and cold, like carpaccio or sashimi. 

This is often accompanied by some type of soup and salad. 

While miso is most commonly offered as the soup selection, this can be vastly different depending on the season. 

As far as the salad, seaweed salad or garden salad with ginger dressing are both typical.


In most cases, diners are given seafood as one of the courses when eating at a teppanyaki restaurant. 

Shrimp or scallops are usually offered, but there are some restaurants that prefer to serve seafood options that would be considered premium.

This includes choices like black abalone or spiny lobster. 

These items are grilled until they are perfectly cooked; whether or not sauce is used will depend on the restaurant where you are eating.


While it is possible to choose a different type of meat from the menu, beef is usually the star of the show. 

Since teppanyaki is supposed to be the equivalent of a steakhouse, this is what is served in most cases. 

The cut of beef will depend on the eatery you visit, but sirloin and filet are both the main choices. 

Then, of course, there are some places that have high-end cuts, like Wagyu. You can expect to pay a large premium for this indulgence.

The beef course is combined with assorted vegetables, but cabbage is almost always included. It is cooked with animal fat or vegetable oil. 

The former provides additional flavour to the meal.

Rice And Noodles

Rice is one of the traditional courses that is offered with a meal. Risotto or fried rice that has been cooked with egg are the two most common choices. 

This course gives the cook the opportunity to show off some of their skills while possibly entertaining you and earning a tip. 

There are some people who are not big rice eaters and they ask that noodles be substituted instead. 

Many places are more than willing to accommodate and cook the meat course with yakisoba added.


It would seem that you would be stuffed after having so many courses, but dessert is generally served at the end of the meal. 

Depending on where you are eating, an offering of pastries, cake, ice cream or sorbet is traditional. This is served with coffee or tea.

Sauces And Condiments

Some of the courses in a teppanyaki meal are accompanied by sauces and condiments. 

These vary, but common options include grainy mustard, ginger soy, flavoured salt, wasabi root, cracked pepper and fried garlic chips. 

This is all a matter of personal preference, so you are free to eat the dishes as they were cooked and forgo any add-ons that are offered.

Teppanyaki is an interactive, exciting experience that includes all types of foods that will delight the taste buds. 

If you are looking for a good time and new taste sensations, teppanyaki may be the best way to go. 

With all of the different dishes that are offered to each diner, it would be nearly impossible for anyone to have a difficult time finding something they like.

If you are in Melbourne and want to enjoy an authentic Japanese culinary experience, you simply can’t go past Kobe Teppanyaki in Doncaster East.

For reservations please call us today on 03 9841 9889 or visit here https://www.kobeteppanyaki.com.au/booking for bookings and enquiries.

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