Yakiniku (焼き肉: “bake, grill”, “meat”) is a Japanese “dish” where the main ingredient is grilled meat. It’s original from Korea, but it’s been a long time since it was introduced in Japan. Nowadays there are many differences between the Japanese “yakiniku” and the Korean “yakiniku”. Korean “yakiniku” is called bulgogi and the meat is marinated with soy sauce and sugar, it’s usually eaten with kimchi. On the other hand, in the Japanese version the meat is not marinated and it’s usually dressed with tare sauce.
The most common “yakiniku” is served with beef, if you like loin you should as for “rōsu” ( ロース), if you like ribs then ask for “karubi” (カルビ). The meat is cut in little pieces and bones are removed before serving, this way it’s easier to eat it with chopsticks.
Trivia: “yakiniku” is Naruto‘s Choji Akimichi‘s favorite food.