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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  • radiumrf
    radiumrf 5 months ago


  • maplefreak64
    maplefreak64 7 months ago

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

  • ALF goof
    ALF goof 7 months ago

    I love
    Japanese people
    Japanese food,
    All are amazing

  • sukekiyo6
    sukekiyo6 9 months 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 9 months ago

    2017 called. They want their racism back.

  • E. M. Fisher
    E. M. Fisher 9 months ago +1


  • Archie White
    Archie White 9 months ago

    gentle in charity night insurance name wave urban daughter.

  • John Roberts
    John Roberts 9 months ago

    He's talking 'bout umami

  • vanPoll
    vanPoll 9 months ago

    I don't know, why his accent is even a subject in the comments here. The best Sushi-Chefs come from Japan, where they learn their skills and the craftsmanship in a traditional way. They speak with an accent, but bring the best Sushi and traditional japanese foods to the table. It is that simple.

  • Gerardi Gunawan
    Gerardi Gunawan 9 months ago

    kang sate ayam

  • Blaze Zen ENT.
    Blaze Zen ENT. 9 months ago

    I would eat there every day

  • littleredguitars2
    littleredguitars2 9 months ago

    we dont need subtitles.

    • Bllue
      Bllue 9 months ago

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

    • Nox
      Nox 9 months 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..?

  • The only flower
    The only flower 9 months ago

    That's an aimbot wtf..!

  • face punch
    face punch 9 months ago

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

  • Syrus
    Syrus 9 months ago +2

    " i leeelee like"

  • Steve Holmgren
    Steve Holmgren 9 months ago

    That "streetah-foodah" looks delicious.

  • MrTingles
    MrTingles 9 months ago

    that knife slicing through the chicken is almost pornegraphic.

  • Ascension Key
    Ascension Key 9 months ago

    I want that so bad

  • KingGhidora97
    KingGhidora97 9 months ago

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

  • netsirk6
    netsirk6 9 months ago

    I just discovered yakitori this year, it is amazing

  • Enfurno
    Enfurno 9 months 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 9 months ago +3

    the guy is a fake japanese

    • MrMrMaran
      MrMrMaran 7 months ago

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

    • Miranda Winters
      Miranda Winters 9 months ago

      Paris Barbara I can see.

  • George Maddux
    George Maddux 9 months ago

    Looks amazing!

  • stretchthelegs
    stretchthelegs 9 months 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 9 months ago


  • Phuck Hugh
    Phuck Hugh 9 months 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 8 months ago

      Phuck Hugh cross contamination? Tell me more

    • urbanequinox
      urbanequinox 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago +1

    can someone tell me where the intro violin is from?

  • Taun-Chi Gaming
    Taun-Chi Gaming 10 months ago

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

  • Dan Loebel
    Dan Loebel 10 months 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
    Anthony Kurczewski 10 months ago

    First We Feast out here becoming the new Muchies

  • Pereira 203
    Pereira 203 10 months ago


  • TheMotherFudger
    TheMotherFudger 10 months ago

    overpriced to fuck, do it at home

  • Dominic Sear
    Dominic Sear 10 months ago +1


  • Shayan Givehchian
    Shayan Givehchian 10 months ago +1

    Please do a collab with chef John from food wishes

  • Isis Orduño
    Isis Orduño 10 months ago

    Gordon Ramsey on Hot Ones

  • Jeff Ward
    Jeff Ward 10 months ago +1

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

  • Mexy Whatever
    Mexy Whatever 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

    • Kiefer Campney
      Kiefer Campney 10 months ago

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

  • Maddy Vlogsandbboy
    Maddy Vlogsandbboy 10 months ago

    can we please have david guetta on the show

  • Bad Santa
    Bad Santa 10 months ago

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

  • Pinky Malin
    Pinky Malin 10 months ago +26

    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 9 months ago

      Some people are D E A F

    • KnowFun
      KnowFun 9 months ago +2

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

    • Scoobay
      Scoobay 9 months 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.

    • Miranda Winters
      Miranda Winters 9 months ago +1

      Jonutenh She is trying to sound morally righteous pc cuck.

    • Jonutenh
      Jonutenh 9 months ago +5

      Because sometimes people have hearing disabilities.

  • Daniel Kirk
    Daniel Kirk 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago +2

    fripi fripi fripi

  • Christian Rivera
    Christian Rivera 10 months 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 10 months ago

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

  • Dumpster
    Dumpster 10 months ago

    china numba wan

  • Z AoT
    Z AoT 10 months ago

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

  • Golden Faithage
    Golden Faithage 10 months ago +1

    everything looks good but the chicken liver, personally hate liver

  • Kade Welly
    Kade Welly 10 months ago

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

  • thirdworldhipster
    thirdworldhipster 10 months ago +13

    Basically its Japanese Kebabs.

    • Kira-tan
      Kira-tan 8 months ago +1

      I concur with the offals. They are absolutely amazing. The good ones just melt in your mouth. If you ever find yourself in Fukuoka, eating motsunabe, a stew with (mostly beef) offals, cabbage, chives, champon noodles, and miso or soy sauce based soup, is a must.

    • Red Comet
      Red Comet 8 months ago +2

      Sean Heller
      I would say that this restaurant sells because of that mysticism (and scarcity). There's not really such a thing as "gourmet" yakitori. It's basically bar food/street food. A restaurant like this in all likelihood wouldn't succeed in Japan beyond some kind of trendy fad.
      That said, what I would say distinguishes yakitori from other types of kebabs is the huge variety of the cuts of meat used. It's not just the usual suspects like chicken breast or thigh; you've got heart, intestine, skin, tail, cartilage, etc. In fact, all these "undesirables" make up the majority of available cuts and it's amazing (for me anyway) that they can make something I'd otherwise never eat taste so damn good, and like you said, with seemingly no special form of preparation. If you ever find yourself in a yakitori joint, I highly recommend trying the intestine. That stuff is fucking delicious.

    • Sean Heller
      Sean Heller 9 months ago +1

      I disagree, obviously.
      I wouldn't call ramen Japanese spaghetti because the dishes those noodles are mostly associated with (spaghetti with marinara, and ramen in soup) are vastly different. They also differ in how they're made. However if someone asked me what ramen or udon are, and they legitimately had no idea, I'd tell them that they are Japanese noodles, because that's what they are. Same way pierogis are Polish dumplings, and dim sum are Chinese dumplings. There's also American dumplings, British dumplings, gnocchi are Italian dumplings, gyoza are Japanese dumplings, etc.
      A kebab is meat and vegetables cooked on a skewer over an open flame. There's American kebabs, Turkish kebabs, Persian kebabs, etc. There's often a lot of overlap in cuisines. Simply using the most common and relatable word to describe something is not insulting or unappreciative.

    • Alex Liu
      Alex Liu 9 months ago

      Sean Heller
      I think calling them Japanese kebabs is a bit rude and shows a misunderstanding or lack of appreciation for different cultures. Just as you wouldn't call Ramen Japanese/Chinese spaghetti.

    • Kira-tan
      Kira-tan 9 months ago

      Sean Heller Sugar and mirin (rice wine) are two staple ingredients in many Japanese dishes (along with soy sauce), so that's probably in there. The base is either soy sauce or miso (fermented soy bean paste, amazing how there are so many soy-based products). I don't know about the rest.
      That sort of setting is fairly common in Japan, especially with ramen, some pubs, high-end sushi restaurants, etc. My guess for the most part is that it has less to do with aesthetics and more with the fact that Japan is a dense country with little land, haha. But I guess it must be an interesting sight in other countries.
      Oh, you. 😏

  • Adam Warlock
    Adam Warlock 10 months ago

    holy fucking shit. *droolz

  • skagerak1
    skagerak1 10 months ago

    1 chicken please

  • thegio
    thegio 10 months ago +7

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

    • PratzStrike
      PratzStrike 10 months ago +2

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

  • Caretheis67
    Caretheis67 10 months ago +1

    so hyped to go to japan

  • Christopher
    Christopher 10 months ago +1

    Really love this style of content

  • ghostintheshell20211
    ghostintheshell20211 10 months ago

    Sooo hungry 🤤

  • Ethan Teng
    Ethan Teng 10 months ago

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

  • MikeroWave
    MikeroWave 10 months ago

    dude speaks English really well.

  • Don Winchester
    Don Winchester 10 months 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

    • やまよう
      やまよう 7 months 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 9 months ago

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

    • lupi mali
      lupi mali 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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. 10 months ago

    Actually looks pretty good.

  • Cooper Da Caveman
    Cooper Da Caveman 10 months ago +2

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

  • Ice Blaster
    Ice Blaster 10 months ago +1

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

  • 7EPro
    7EPro 10 months ago +2

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

  • iQuadfive
    iQuadfive 10 months ago

    Alvin Yakitori?

  • rydell420
    rydell420 10 months ago

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

  • thedudeperson
    thedudeperson 10 months ago +3

    Ima need more chicken than that b

  • daftCat7
    daftCat7 10 months ago +1

    Обычный шашлык

  • Nic nonymous
    Nic nonymous 10 months ago +31

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

    • chainer8686
      chainer8686 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago +1

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

    • Strain 505
      Strain 505 9 months 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 9 months ago +1

      None of those are Belgian, your opinion is worthless.

  • ArdipithecusR.
    ArdipithecusR. 10 months ago +2

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

  • Tyler Scudder
    Tyler Scudder 10 months ago +1

    Hopefully those tiny little portions are cheap!

  • GravityGamingCo
    GravityGamingCo 10 months ago +4

    frip it frip it frip it

  • Joseph Stovall
    Joseph Stovall 10 months ago

    Alvin Yakitori

  • Duck Jones
    Duck Jones 10 months ago

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

  • Huracan360
    Huracan360 10 months ago

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

  • the ardist
    the ardist 10 months ago

    i love that restaurant! went twice for my birthday haha

  • Grizz
    Grizz 10 months ago +4

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

  • Mitch Rapp
    Mitch Rapp 10 months ago

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

  • Dan Genadek
    Dan Genadek 10 months ago

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

  • Bryan Davis
    Bryan Davis 10 months 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 10 months ago +2


  • Bruce Wayne
    Bruce Wayne 10 months ago +158

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

    • Miranda Winters
      Miranda Winters 9 months ago

      Lol, the pc cucks are triggered as fuck.

    • Dennis Han
      Dennis Han 9 months ago +1

      +Cookie Face hes joking

    • Cookie Face
      Cookie Face 10 months 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 10 months ago +5

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

    • 安啦!少年吔,
      安啦!少年吔, 10 months 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 10 months ago +1

    Why do I watch these, i just get hungry

  • YTIsTakingOverMyLife
    YTIsTakingOverMyLife 10 months ago

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

  • MichaelangeloMacklin
    MichaelangeloMacklin 10 months ago +2

    heaven is a place on earth

  • webdevstuff
    webdevstuff 10 months ago +4

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

  • Jamal Ladime
    Jamal Ladime 10 months ago +1

    This is not Gordon Ramsay.

  • Lloyd B
    Lloyd B 10 months ago +1

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

  • Luís Carmezim
    Luís Carmezim 10 months ago +38

    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 10 months ago +125

    This technique of cooking looks so simple and delicious.

    • Healthy Recipe Channel
      Healthy Recipe Channel 10 months 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.

    • The Blank
      The Blank 10 months ago

      Healthy Recipe Channel I do yakitori in the oven under the broiler, it's simple and makes the mess from the tare easier to clean up.

    • mobspeak
      mobspeak 10 months ago +6

      So derrishus.

  • Kat Sitchon
    Kat Sitchon 10 months ago +1

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

  • Smiles
    Smiles 10 months ago

    AND he speaks english *Clap Clap clap*

  • Omid  Azimi
    Omid Azimi 10 months ago

    omg, this is torture...

  • Mike Van Der Vegt
    Mike Van Der Vegt 10 months ago


  • SGKingPhill
    SGKingPhill 10 months ago +6

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

  • Cypeq
    Cypeq 10 months ago

    I like his fro

  • The YouTubes Fan Guy
    The YouTubes Fan Guy 10 months ago +1

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

  • King Jiggah
    King Jiggah 10 months ago


  • Cisco Cabs
    Cisco Cabs 10 months ago

    wtf is a gizzard?