Story of Yakitori
Yakitori is the name of grilled chicken skewers made from bite-sized chicken pieces. It can be made from different parts of chicken, such as the breast, thighs, skin, liver, neck, and even the tail. Yakitori is a popular, inexpensive dish usually served together with a glass of beer.
Yakitori is often considered as the working man's food. The business districts in Japan like Shinjuku or Yurakucho have entire alleys crammed with lively, smoky Yakitori-ya (Yakitori shops) that serve Yakitori grilled on hot charcoal. People can also easily find Yakitori-ya next to train stations or at street corners. Yakitori-ya is the place where the tired working men can stop for a quick drink and snack on their way home. They let go of the stress from work and take a deep breath here before embarking on the long trip home.