February 26, 2014

Teppanyaki For Three

There are two types of foods I just can't resist: BBQ and Japanese.

Put the two together and you get one magical foodie experience: Teppanyaki

I went out to my favourite Teppanyaki restaurant this week with John and my Mum. I don't think I've talked about John before, but he's my mischievous little brother and the one who first introduced me to Yamato.

Yamato is another Yorkville treasure. When you first walk it seems like a downtown sushi cafe but as you continue on into the next room, you enter into a maze of grills and onion volcanoes (who doesn't love a good veg volcano?!)

The menu is very diverse, but I always turn immediately to the teppanyaki portion (the sushi is also excellent).

This time I went for the Ribeye Teriyaki which includes a miso soup, salad, grilled veggies, steamed or fried rice (is that even a question), and of course a perfectly cooked ribeye.

The miso and salad are quite standard so I'll skip right to the good stuff.

Up first is the fried rice...

I may or may not have just tried to grab that through the screen...

Next up is the veggies, including my favourite part...the volcano! (I really am a five year old...)

Such a yummy mix of onion, zucchini, peppers, carrots, mushrooms. The carrots are even cut up into little stars, talk about a dedication to perfection.

Now for the star of the meal, seƱor ribeye himself.

Mum and John got the New York Sirloin, but I think they were both secretly jealous of my plate of perfection...

Now, John being John claims that there are two separate stomach compartments: regular food and dessert. So while he may not have been able to come close to finishing his veggies, there was still plenty of room for green tea ice cream.

If that isn't solid reasoning I don't know what is.

If you haven't tried teppanyaki before, climb out from that rock you've been living under and light up your life with an onion volcano or two! 

Love, Milly


  1. Yum! the onion volcano always cracks me up. but who doesn't love Japanese and bbq- I certainly do!

  2. Great post! I love your photography, what camera do you use?
    Beth x


    1. Thanks Bethan! I'm actually in the process of saving up for a proper camera and just use my iPhone 5 then quite a few photo editing apps to correct lighting and focus and whatnot

      xx Milly

  3. I love Teppanyaki - the chefs always put on a great show and the food is delicious. I also love Korean BBQs, everything tastes better when barbecued really :)

  4. I am a Teppanyaki freak! The chefs are such characters and nothing beats that fried rice! I must go soon

  5. Yum! This looks divine! Your photos are so good. Eva x

  6. Note to self: never look at food posts when hungry.