Japanese Yakitori Is a Chicken-Lovers Dream | Food Skills

  • Published on Aug 21, 2017
  • Though yakitori is often labeled as Japanese bar food, grilling the perfect chicken skewer takes a master's touch. At Torishin, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hell's Kitchen, head chef Atsushi Kono is elevating the beloved street snack to new heights, earning a three-star review from The New York Times in the process. Delicately seasoned with salt and tare sauce, yakitori utilizes every part of the chicken in order to stimulate the senses. One of Torishin's savory, char-grilled skewers is enough to turn any fine-dining fan into a Japanese food obsessive.
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Comments • 219

  • Kerwin Fernandes
    Kerwin Fernandes 6 months ago

    Looks Yumm!

  • radiumrf
    radiumrf Year ago


  • maplefreak64
    maplefreak64 Year ago

    ... by which a great cook of whom Japan is proud is flowing overseas.

  • ALF goof
    ALF goof Year ago

    I love
    Japanese people
    Japanese food,
    All are amazing

  • sukekiyo6
    sukekiyo6 Year ago

    If you like drinking beer, then Yakitori is THE BEST lunch you will ever have! I love eating different parts of animals. Mm juicy!

  • shitbag
    shitbag Year ago

    2017 called. They want their racism back.

  • Eric Fisher
    Eric Fisher Year ago +1


  • Archie White
    Archie White Year ago

    gentle in charity night insurance name wave urban daughter.

  • John Roberts
    John Roberts Year ago

    He's talking 'bout umami

  • Gerardi Gunawan
    Gerardi Gunawan Year ago

    kang sate ayam

  • Blaze GAMES
    Blaze GAMES Year ago

    I would eat there every day

  • littleredguitars2

    we dont need subtitles.

    • Bllue
      Bllue Year ago

      I know regular Americans who can't understand anyone with an accent, so unfortunately, subtitles are necessary

    • Nox
      Nox Year ago

      People who aren't native speakers might. Not talking for myself, but I'm sure it's appreciated by a few folks out there. And if you don't need them, ignore them, I guess..?

  • Freaky O_o
    Freaky O_o Year ago

    That's an aimbot wtf..!

  • face punch
    face punch Year ago

    I thought that he said the flavor is trash for a sec

  • Syrus
    Syrus Year ago +2

    " i leeelee like"

  • Steve Holmgren
    Steve Holmgren Year ago

    That "streetah-foodah" looks delicious.

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles Year ago

    that knife slicing through the chicken is almost pornegraphic.

  • Joseph J
    Joseph J Year ago

    I want that so bad

  • KingGhidora97
    KingGhidora97 Year ago

    frip it frip it frip it
    that would make a dope song

  • netsirk6
    netsirk6 Year ago

    I just discovered yakitori this year, it is amazing

  • Enfurno
    Enfurno Year ago

    Let's be real, there is nothing high end about chicken.. I don't care if you wrap it in gold leaf and boil it in crystal.

  • Paris Barbara
    Paris Barbara Year ago +3

    the guy is a fake japanese

    • MrMrMaran
      MrMrMaran Year ago

      That Jap's a trap! ...No but really, what makes you think that?

    • Miranda Winters
      Miranda Winters Year ago

      Paris Barbara I can see.

  • George Maddux
    George Maddux Year ago

    Looks amazing!

  • stretchthelegs
    stretchthelegs Year ago

    Why is this series called food skills? It is really just a showcase of restaurant offerings with a superficial glimpse of how they make their food

  • Alain Williams
    Alain Williams Year ago


  • Phuck Hugh
    Phuck Hugh Year ago +2

    not a fan of raw chicken dipped into the marinade. chance of cross contamination. Other than that it looks delicious

    • Firouz Karim
      Firouz Karim Year ago

      Phuck Hugh cross contamination? Tell me more

    • urbanequinox
      urbanequinox Year ago +1

      Phuck Hugh He actually cooked it before dipping it in the sauce. You can see he plates it afterwards. 🙂

  • Youtuber Grudge
    Youtuber Grudge Year ago

    I love the fact that Japanese cooking has made undesirable parts of the animal delicious and craveable. I admire the craftsmanship and the time that is given to learn each thing- not only food but everything that has a passionate and experienced person behind it.

  • Maikel Michiels
    Maikel Michiels Year ago +1

    can someone tell me where the intro violin is from?

  • Taun-Chi Gaming
    Taun-Chi Gaming Year ago

    Would love a Hot Ones with Elon Musk as guest. That would be really fun to watch.

  • Dan Loebel
    Dan Loebel Year ago

    you know, i love these videos to see different kinds of delicious food, but i hate them because they make me hungry and want to eat what they are making... like right now >

  • Anthony Kurczewski

    First We Feast out here becoming the new Muchies

  • Pereira 203
    Pereira 203 Year ago


  • TheMotherFudger
    TheMotherFudger Year ago

    overpriced to fuck, do it at home

  • Dom S
    Dom S Year ago +1


  • Shayan Givehchian
    Shayan Givehchian Year ago +1

    Please do a collab with chef John from food wishes

  • Isis Orduño
    Isis Orduño Year ago

    Gordon Ramsey on Hot Ones

  • Jeff Ward
    Jeff Ward Year ago +1

    1st non-Sean video I've actually liked on this channel.👍

  • Mexy Whatever
    Mexy Whatever Year ago +1

    when he said " .. we're always wondering about charcoal temperature. Also, the temperature of the chicken. Also the customer's .. " I thought he's about to say customer's temperature. LMAO

  • m. ab
    m. ab Year ago

    do they not hae tomatoes in Japan? I don't remember ever seeing tomato in a japanese dish

    • Kiefer Campney
      Kiefer Campney Year ago

      m. ab They do, but its used more in home cooking than restaurant quality dishes

  • Maddy Vlogsandbboy

    can we please have david guetta on the show

  • Bad Santa
    Bad Santa Year ago

    That looks so fucking GOOD! Asian food is the best.

  • Pinky Malin
    Pinky Malin Year ago +25

    Why on earth is there subtitles? His English is good, sure he has an accent but it you know English that shouldn't matter.

    • Just a viewer of your stuff
      Just a viewer of your stuff Year ago

      Some people are D E A F

    • KnowFun
      KnowFun Year ago +2

      for people who can't hear and or deaf, please be more considerate.

    • Scoobay
      Scoobay Year ago

      It's a lot easier to hear someone clearly when the subtitles are provided. If they weren't there you'd probably be asking for them.

    • Jonutenh
      Jonutenh Year ago +5

      Because sometimes people have hearing disabilities.

  • Daniel Kirk
    Daniel Kirk Year ago

    That charcoal is very interesting. It is white charcoal which radiates at a lower heat for longer and does not have the strong smell of normal charcoal.

  • Ryan Banister
    Ryan Banister Year ago

    On hot ones you need to add honey it actually helps with spicy stuff milk makes it worse and water doesn't do anything

  • moonchild faggotins
    moonchild faggotins Year ago +2

    fripi fripi fripi

  • Christian Rivera
    Christian Rivera Year ago

    Ok. I understand food can be good if it's consistent, but this dude is telling me that each kabob can taste way different from the last.
    So all I imagine is: "fuck I put too much spice..." fuck it, today will be spicy..."damn...too much fucking sugar..." Today will be sweet!
    Damn I just want a mild sweet with a slightly bitter spice...what's the fucking formula?!
    Cooking method looks badass though.

    MEMATRON Year ago

    Fake accent, this guy is from Detroit and his real name is Leroy

  • abc
    abc Year ago

    china numba wan

  • Z AoT
    Z AoT Year ago

    I started rolling when I noticed there was subs while he was speaking English

  • Golden Faithage
    Golden Faithage Year ago +1

    everything looks good but the chicken liver, personally hate liver

  • Kade Welly
    Kade Welly Year ago

    I can't believe that man from Korea is making traditional Japanese food! 2017 sure is crazy!!

  • Adam Warlock
    Adam Warlock Year ago

    holy fucking shit. *droolz

  • skagerak1
    skagerak1 Year ago

    1 chicken please

  • thegio
    thegio Year ago +7

    One of my favorite places in NYC. GO THERE NOW.

    • PratzStrike
      PratzStrike Year ago +2

      How much does it usually cost to go in and get a few skewers, enough to make a reasonable meal?

  • Caretheis67
    Caretheis67 Year ago +1

    so hyped to go to japan

  • Christopher
    Christopher Year ago +1

    Really love this style of content

  • ghostintheshell20211

    Sooo hungry 🤤

  • Ethan Teng
    Ethan Teng Year ago

    my dude has "sushi" in his name. thats how you know his food is legit

  • MikeroWave
    MikeroWave Year ago

    dude speaks English really well.

  • Don Winchester
    Don Winchester Year ago +8

    Can you imagine how disgusting that bucket of his 50 year old sauce is? Dipping raw chicken into it day after day...Its a salmonella monster

    • xo xo
      xo xo Year ago

      you are absolutely right!  
      that is the secret of the 50 ~100 years old tare
      of Yakitori or Japanese unagi .
      it's naturally replaced by new one and gets concentrated every day.
      and getting so tasty by the sweetness of chichen fat and umami of unagi.

    • ipissed
      ipissed Year ago

      So you work there? No? I thought so. Haha ... nope you don't STFU

    • lupi mali
      lupi mali Year ago +2

      Haha ... Nope. previous sauce is being replaced every day.
      Maybe whole sauce is thoroughly replaced after several days (after 1 month or so, the first one is not left in the bucket, I guess)

    • 森裕紀
      森裕紀 Year ago +3

      Most traditional Japanese yakitori restaurants are proud of the long aged sources which are made by the mixture of day-by-day fresh source and old one from every yesterday. I mean... the source in the video seems actually 50 years old.
      Of course, almost all materials in the source are exchanged by new ones soon. Additionally, the source includes sake (alcohol) which is mentioned in the video, and the source seems to be boiled, therefore the source has no problem regarding salmonella.
      But I do not have confident in terms of the safety things...

    • ipissed
      ipissed Year ago +2

      First taken literally it means that the sauce itself is almost 50 years old. "Tare sauce is from Japan. So this (the sauce) is almost 50 years old from Tokyo."
      Then there's the fact that Tare sauce has been around way more than 50 years. These 3 ingredients are ancient and mixing them together in some form has been done for centuries.
      Keeping a pot going without starting fresh IS a culinary thing. "Mothers" for example in vinegar and bread making can be hundreds of years old. Adding a little old stock is used to speed up the process of fermentation in Kimchi, and sauerkraut. The popular hot sauce Sriracha is made in barrels that are never washed.
      So there's a very good chance he means this pot has been topped off and never changed for 50 years.
      Who's the autistic idiot now?

  • Killacamfoo O.G.
    Killacamfoo O.G. Year ago

    Actually looks pretty good.

  • Cooper Da Caveman
    Cooper Da Caveman Year ago +2

    "...very limited charcoal"
    *hypebeast intensifies*

  • Ice Blaster
    Ice Blaster Year ago +1

    Brush I could eat 50of those in 1 god, they r so doing guuuud

  • eimantas
    eimantas Year ago +2

    You know it was a good explanation when you didn't understand what he even said

  • iQuadfive
    iQuadfive Year ago

    Alvin Yakitori?

  • DankArgonaut
    DankArgonaut Year ago

    Love you guys always showing amazing food from everywhere! Fav was that sauce in D.C. Hahahaha

  • Slothrope
    Slothrope Year ago +3

    Ima need more chicken than that b

  • daftCat7
    daftCat7 Year ago +1

    Обычный шашлык

  • Nic nonymous
    Nic nonymous Year ago +31

    My favorite chocolate bars.( respect my opinion I will respect yours.)
    1. KitKat

    • chainer8686
      chainer8686 Year ago

      You guys have no love for chocolate; just grab a solid chunk of 90% dark chocolate. Your life will change for ever.

    • Scoobay
      Scoobay Year ago +2

      1. Cadbury's Caramel
      2. Lion
      3. Double Decker
      4. Picnic
      5. Dime
      If you don't know about dem shits, get to know.

    • DaCyresto
      DaCyresto Year ago +1

      motherfuckers showing no love for the toffee crisp or double decker smh smh

    • sdain 76
      sdain 76 Year ago +1

      Nic nonymous
      Ambitous putting KitKat high up.
      1. Twix
      2. Cadbury (basic choclate bar)
      3. Yorkie
      4. Wispa
      5. Cadbury Caramel

    • MasterDeanarius
      MasterDeanarius Year ago +1

      None of those are Belgian, your opinion is worthless.

  • ArdipithecusR.
    ArdipithecusR. Year ago +2

    fucking love dat engrish man
    that shit is the best
    food looks bomb too

  • Tyler Scudder
    Tyler Scudder Year ago +1

    Hopefully those tiny little portions are cheap!

  • A Big Red G
    A Big Red G Year ago +4

    frip it frip it frip it

  • Joseph Stovall
    Joseph Stovall Year ago

    Alvin Yakitori

  • Duck Jones
    Duck Jones Year ago

    This looks delicious!!!! I gotta find a place here in Vegas that sells something like this!

  • Huracan360
    Huracan360 Year ago

    I try to watch a video about food and a stupid gum disease ad keeps popping up

  • the ardist
    the ardist Year ago

    i love that restaurant! went twice for my birthday haha

  • Grizz
    Grizz Year ago +5

    If you've never had yakitori, you're life isn't complete. Get there.

  • Mitch Rapp
    Mitch Rapp Year ago

    I need food grails to come back asap with miss info ❤️

  • Dan Genadek
    Dan Genadek Year ago

    fake accent just like you hear from the white guy answering the phone at benihanas

  • Bryan Davis
    Bryan Davis Year ago

    Been there and it is amazing! The Whisky is fantastic too. Going there with someone who speaks Japanese increases the fun!

  • Joel Foreman
    Joel Foreman Year ago +2


  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne Year ago +160

    I prefer the thick Japanese accent, makes it more authentic :)

    • Miranda Winters
      Miranda Winters Year ago

      Lol, the pc cucks are triggered as fuck.

    • Carrot Cake
      Carrot Cake Year ago +1

      +Cookie Face hes joking

    • Cookie Face
      Cookie Face Year ago +2

      That's not actually racist. The only way that could be more politically correct would be if the restaurant was a Whataburger.

    • HigherPlanes
      HigherPlanes Year ago +5

      I would still eat there if he sounded like Larry the Cable Guy

    • 在美流浪人
      在美流浪人 Year ago +5

      Bruce Wayne Yeah just like I prefer the thick redneck accent every time I walk into an Applebee's, that authenticity goes hand in hand with the shitty food ;)

  • Patrick Fakhoury
    Patrick Fakhoury Year ago +1

    Why do I watch these, i just get hungry

  • YTIsTakingOverMyLife

    Very interesting! You got me hungry.
    - What is the backing track that you used from 2:02? :)

  • MichaelangeloMacklin

    heaven is a place on earth

  • webdevstuff
    webdevstuff Year ago +4

    Looks great, I should stop watching when I'm hungry.

  • Jamal Ladime
    Jamal Ladime Year ago +1

    This is not Gordon Ramsay.

  • Lloyd B
    Lloyd B Year ago +1

    I've been here before, super overpriced but very delicious.

  • Luís Carmezim
    Luís Carmezim Year ago +41

    For all you vegans out there requesting more vegan content, please notice: this channel name is First We Feast, not First We Starve. We actually like food, so... yeah, you take care now.

  • Healthy Recipe Channel
    Healthy Recipe Channel Year ago +126

    This technique of cooking looks so simple and delicious.

    • Healthy Recipe Channel
      Healthy Recipe Channel Year ago +4

      The Blank they have these really cool little charcoal box grills on ebay that are also portable. Not too expensive, I saw some made by Coleman I think that where around $40. Would be cool to do at home or to take on cook outs.

    • mobspeak
      mobspeak Year ago +6

      So derrishus.

  • ksitch
    ksitch Year ago +1

    DareDevil is so lucky he lives in Hell's Kitchen.

  • Smiles
    Smiles Year ago

    AND he speaks english *Clap Clap clap*

  • Omid  Azimi
    Omid Azimi Year ago

    omg, this is torture...

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  • SGKingPhill
    SGKingPhill Year ago +6

    The whole time watching this i was wondering if this video needed subtitles or not

  • Cypeq
    Cypeq Year ago

    I like his fro

  • The YouTubes Fan Guy

    Looks so good! I want to go to Japan and get me a wifey.

  • King Jiggah
    King Jiggah Year ago


  • Cisco Cabs
    Cisco Cabs Year ago

    wtf is a gizzard?

  • Notorious HZ
    Notorious HZ Year ago

    Bragging about a 3 star review? Hmm

    • Felix Desrosiers
      Felix Desrosiers Year ago

      Notorious HZ no problem brotha

    • Galactic123
      Galactic123 Year ago

      Bro, a 3 star New York Times review is something worth bragging about for any restaurant, trust me.

    • Notorious HZ
      Notorious HZ Year ago

      Felix Desrosiers Oh my bad I've never heard of that haha I thought it was 3/5

    • Jesse Evans
      Jesse Evans Year ago

      Considering it's out of 4.

    • Felix Desrosiers
      Felix Desrosiers Year ago +1

      Notorious HZ it's an excellent rating in the cooking world. Just like getting 1 michelin star is a huge accomplishment.