Tuesday, May 28, 2013

feeding the Mongol horde

asuparabēkon (アスパラベーコン), asparagus with bacon 

Yakitori is a Japanese specialty. Little pieces of meat or seafood are skewered and grilled over charcoal or searing cast iron.

The Mongolian Mutton grill pan is essential, so of course I had to have one. The fat drains down the curved sides yielding a crisp delicacy everytime.

We shopped the Toyko commercial kitchen district...

...until I found this cast iron beauty on the dusty shelves.

At twenty six hundred and four yen it cost just under $26.00.

Amazon offers them for a few dollars more. 

But nothing beats one you found and lugged all the way home, yourself.


  1. Nice! I forgot all about that purchase! Japan was so awesome.

  2. So awesome. Well said. Let's go back!